So I had this crazy dream the other night. Wait, actually I had a dream that wasn’t that crazy but what happened the next day was.
So here I am, trying to be a good Christian and follow God’s leading on my life. As many know He has called me to England and has asked me to trust him and follow his lead.
So I did just that. As a result I have tried to get a job in ministry that would support me and my son. There are several problems with that however.
1. Although I have a Bachelors in Theology, I have no experience.
2. I don’t yet have all of the money I will need.
3. England is a hard nut to crack as far as immigration in concerned.
4. I have been told by more than one person there that it is not Gods will for me.
5. Although God told me to go into “ministry” He never told me what kind.
This last point has caused me much frustration as I have looked for a job in England and nothing seems to click. I have been frustrated only because more than anything because I just want to do His will.
Well before going to sleep I prayed about the situation and I had this dream where I was searching for something and ended up in a youth room at church and there were rows of desks with the same sharp tool on top of each one.
I remember saying in the dream “These don’t belong here, and started picking them up.”
When I woke up God spoke to my spirit saying “just like in the dream you are searching in the wrong place. You don’t belong in that ministry.”
By itself that would have been a good enough dream, but later when I went to work I was instructed that I was to clean out some rounder’s full of tools. Because the containers were stacked on each other, I couldn’t see what tool I was grabbing as reached in.
I was shocked to see that it was none other than the very tool that was in my dream.
I later asked a customer what kind of tool it was and he said that he thought it was a blade that joind other blades to cute down wide areas.
Immediatly John 4:37 – 38 came to mind. In it Jesus says
“For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.”
This gives me hope that the ministry that God has for me in England calls for me to join with others to reach a people who are ready.
So although I am sometimes weary, and the road is long I will keep looking to God to pave the way because He will.
When it comes to England, I am not dreaming.
God is faithful.
Ps. Yes that is a pic of the actual tool.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton: Standard Bible Society, 2001), Jn 4:37–38.