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I love how the wind tells me things I might never know otherwise – but only when I stand and face it, head-on. Then it is free to whip into my face and blow inside my head with those blustery, bold messages.
There was a time when the wind told me to be still – to simply hope for something else beyond my current circumstances. I listened, and found it to be good advice.
Another time the wind told me to be daring, and step out in faith to overcome my fear. That, too, was useful information.
There have been many such messages over the years. But today, I walked into the wind and it said, “You’re on the right track.”
Now that might not seem like a breakthrough, but it was powerful. I am sometimes quick to hold myself to a standard, a goal, or a vision. But the wind simply said, “You’re okay.” I wanted to believe this was true. It would be such a relief.
The wind wasn’t quiet or gentle today, but agitated. It pressed against me with great force, enough that I had to bend into it to walk forward. It seemed adamant; almost stubborn. Perhaps it pushed me so that I could remember my own self-motivated pushing….my own desire to get rid of all that cumulative disappointment.
There are things about my life that I want fixed – and honestly, I want it done quickly and permanently. I suppose that qualifies me as a control freak. But today the wind told me that I’m not supposed to be successful in everything I set my mind to – only those things God gives me to do. Maybe wholeness is more about accepting reality and applying truth than expecting heaven on earth.
I assumed for many years that God wanted me to overcome certain personality flaws and bad habits. Isn’t that reasonable? And yet today the wind said to accept myself, even my addictions and escapes, so that He could overcome them. Quite a thought – I have to identify and give place to my pain before it can be healed.
Today the wind told me to be authentic - to step out and be who I am right now. It said God could work more freely if I release the cords that bind my identity, those that hold me captive to the perfection that won’t show up until after this life. Anything else amounts to playing God and blowing the wind (and all of its wisdom) right back in His face.
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Oh Beth, this is really a wonderful sharing. I loved it. Sister Jacque :)
Amen. Let go and let God.
Beth I was drawn to this tonight before I got ready for bed. Was just 'scrolling' around. I wasn't going too because my daughter has a softball tournament this weekend and it's late. But I'm thankful He lead me to your article. It's wonderful - Thanks. Love, Pat