How many of you have gone through a Dory moment?
Marlin: ”Bad trench, bad trench! Come on, we’re going to swim over this thing.”
Dory: ”Wo, wo, wo partner! Little red flag going up! Something’s telling me we should swim through it not over it.”
Marlin: ”Are you even looking at this thing!? It’s got death written all over it!”
Dory: ”I’m sorry but I really, really think we should go through.”
Just the other day I had a strange dream that had to do with me starring in a theatrical of Finding Nemo. The dream involved a certain scenario in my life right now that God has asked me to have real discernment over and could possibly be a dangerous situation which I need to avoid. I thought the dream was super strange and didn’t pay it much mind until the next night I was lying in bed and the Lord gave me a vision of this scene from Finding Nemo! Marlin and Dory staring off into the dark depths of a spooky looking trench.
Just like Dory I REMEMBER what the Lord has told me but I QUESTION His direction. The logical side of me (Marlin) says that there is a safer way… an easier route to take. But my heart tells me that it’s NOT the right way.
Even though the route up and over looks clear and peaceful it leads to danger. Sometimes the path that looks the hardest and the darkest is the one that leads to life.
Just a few months ago the Lord spoke to me clearly saying “There are things in this situation Anya that I see which you can’t.” GOD KNOWS EVERYTHING! He knows the outcome of every situation. He knows the hearts of people and their intentions. He knows the traps that await on top of that crystal clear trench and He knows that even though the path He chose for you LOOKS difficult and may very well be a difficult one it will produce the best outcome.
Gods ways are not ours. All He asks is that we be obedient and surrender to His direction. Sometimes we don’t need all the answers, we just need to follow His lead and direction. Sometimes it’s hard but in the end it’s worth it because He LOVES us and wants what’s best for us. We are His children! TRUST Him and He will bring you safely through!
Isaiah 55:8-9 8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Sit with the Lord tonight! What questions can you ask Him so you feel His peace and reassurance? Let Him speak to you about His direction over your life and in the situation you need strength in! He will NOT leave you confused! YOU ARE LOVED! Take His hand and let Him guide you through this trench
“Trust me on this.. it’s what friends do”