This is NOT a toy.
So I woke up from a dream the other night... Well, more like a vision. All I saw was this sign...
I asked God why He showed me that sign and I immediately felt like it was supposed to be the subject line of a blog... so here it is.
Still not entirely sure if God answered WHY it should be the subject of a blog, but I guess we'll ALL know by the end of this... 👀 lol.
Quite often, I have dreams & visions, but I'm not always sure what to do with them. Some are CRYSTAL clear that the Lord is speaking... usually warnings, like this one... and then others that are like... "Umm... huh? What's all this about? I don't get it?" Like as if I were to see blue elephants and yellow turtles falling out of the sky... ya know, weird stuff. Lol
I don't know much about the study of dreams, but I would imagine those kind of dreams come from accidentally leaving the tv on while I'm asleep. Lol.
Anyways, this particular vision was a definite STATEMENT from God Himself. It was so BOLD that it made me jump and made my stomach CRINGE with fear!
Sometimes, God has to shake us that way...
If He ever notices that we've drifted, He'll do WHATEVER it takes to get us to where we're supposed to be. He has ZERO problem snagging the reigns to send the reminder.
Anyways, I believe the Lord wants me to send out this notice... so, here goes:
THIS is NOT a toy. THIS...
YOU, my friend, were placed here on planet Earth for a reason.
And let me just say: If you're reading this... Yes, I'm talking to you. 👉🏾😳
You were created first for the glory of God.
Isaiah 43:7 NKJV says, "Every one that is called by My name: for I have created him for My glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him."
AND you were ALSO instructed to be fishers of men! THAT is the Call and the phone's been dialing EVERYONE! You gonna pick up or nah ? 👀☎️
SEE? Matthew 4:19 NLT says “Jesus called out to them, 'Come, follow Me, and I will show you how to fish for people!'”
Fishing for people means to inspire them to come to Him.
Notice, Jesus said, "Come, follow Me" FIRST... which means you must have made the decision to believe and trust Him with your life beforehand...
So... this blog goes out to all my friends who believe in God, but haven't yet answered His Call, those who have indeed answered the Call, but don't take it serious enough, and even those who don't yet believe in God/Jesus and/or PURPOSE...
I have news! Our lives are not toys.
TOYS are objects that bring amusement to people; Usually something that isn't taken very seriously...
And yes, I know this is kind of a serious blog, but ... I have to give it to you how it was given to me.
Anytime I see one of those "WARNING! This is NOT a toy!" signs, it's usually on some potentially DANGEROUS object that has a GREAT purpose, but becomes a dangerous situation when not used properly.
For example, it could be on a crane which is helpful when it comes to lifting, but highly destructive if operated by someone who doesn't know what they're doing.
(Alright, buckle up... cause this is 'bout to preach. Lol.)
Without cranes, we wouldn't be able to create lighthouses to guide ships to shore!
But at the same time, a crane can also be a big bulk of a space-waste when it's not in use.
YOU are the object! YOU have such a great use!!! We are Called to be FRUITFUL!
“You didn’t choose Me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using My name.” - John 15:16 NLT
On top of that...
“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” - Matthew 5:13-16 NLT
So back to my subject, THIS purpose that we have, this assignment that God has given us is NOT a toy. It's totally not something to be played with... There are lives on the line.
The Bible also says, “When [Jesus] saw the crowds, He had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. He said to His disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask Him to send more workers into His fields.” - Matthew 9:36-38 NLT
So, again... If the Lord has called you (and He has!), it means that He's placed something inside of YOU that THE WORLD needs!! And that's not something to be played with or ignored!
And let me also say this: how do you know if you've been Called by God? Easy, He's revealed Himself to you. Then, when you become a believer, you get an automatic assignment.
Jesus left work for us to do on this Earth.
We are to inspire people to get to know Him and perform miracles by His power...
John 12:32 NLT says, “And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.”
And THAT assignment is not to be taken lightly. It's NOT a toy.
I'm pretty much done here. Just wanted to release that warning. Since God shook me into remembering, I thought I'd pass along the favor. Lol.
My best advice is to pray! Like, right now in this moment.
If you're a Believer, but are afraid... Rebuke the stupid spirit of fear and get on with it! While you're at it, check out my previous blog, "Fearless!"
If you've answered the Call, but haven't taken it seriously... I think your prayer should start with "God, I'm sorry"... then allow the Holy Spirit to lead you from there.
And trust me, I've been in that place before, but after asking the Lord to break my heart with the things that break His... I have a GREAT sense of the assignment at hand. Matthew 9:36-38 is a REALLY good scripture to dwell on while trying to get back to where you need to be.
And finally, if you still struggle to believe in Jesus Christ... then this is my prayer for you:
"God, my friends need to know You. They need to know that Jesus, Your Son, is the answer to everything in life. I'm not sure where they are right now, but I know that You are and I'm asking You to draw them by Your Holy Spirit. Father, reveal Yourself to them and cause their spiritual eyes to be opened and give them understanding. Then once they've said "yes" to You, show them their purpose in life. Show them why You created them and placed them here on this Earth. Wrap people around them that will help them live at their fullest potential in their purpose and never stop revealing Your unfailing love to the depths of their souls. God, I love You and I ask this all in Jesus' name. Amen.
❤️ Later, family!
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