Like many in the Body, I have been seeking God for specific direction since last year. I have been wanting to know why it has seemed that He has been resisting some of my own pursuits to find a new job and to go after some new things in life for the new year.
I have been in a season of care taking for my mother and have worked the past several years in pet care. Financially, it has put it me in a very difficult position with a sizable amount of debt. I have a lot of pressure to make things work and I have been frustrated with God as I have not received the type of help and assistance I have been wanting from Him. It is in this place and heart posture of frustration, whining and complaining that the Lord spoke to me earlier today.
This is what He said.
“Things are going to get really difficult soon. I need you to stay close to Me so that when these things happen, you are not afraid and I can use you to help others. Take this time as a gift, a gift I have given you to prepare and to be with Me.
I Am with you but your confidence in Me will grow as you rest and give yourself over to our quiet times alone together. Wait upon Me and I will help you bridle your soul and flesh.
This is a time when I Am taking you higher and deeper. This means there will be change. Do not resist it, but rather embrace it, knowing what I have told you is coming. You will be glad you spent your time in this place with Me while others are treating life as normal.
It is not My will that any should perish, but what most fail nor want to see, is that they have a choice. I draw and I intervene, but ultimately people must not only choose Me, but in this hour they must allow Me to prepare them. I cannot force them.
So My son, be wise and know what I have spoken all these years is now at hand. Do not be afraid, but be sober and obedient to My leading. Spend your time as Paul did. He was completely about My business and counted his former life as nothing. He was My bondservant. I Am looking for those who will carry that in this hour. Counting their life as a living sacrifice.
Allow Me to show you just how much this life fails when compared to My eternal life, which is not worth trading anything for.
As things get harder some will try to hold onto their lives even tighter and fill their time with pleasure and distractions because of the great fear and suffering coming upon the land. Others will see that this life for what it is and trade their life for Mine. I Am bringing My people to the cross once again. To die to themselves so that I can fully show them that I Am their Lord and their God. I Love you and I want you to trust Me.”
Author: Casey Toda
Casey Toda was radically saved by Jesus Christ over 10 years ago and his life has never been the same. His passions are to pursue the Heart of God in intimacy, worship and knowing Jesus as the Bridegroom during these end times.
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