Today I would like to share another very personal story with you. A dream I had about two to three years ago. This was just after I made a very bold move to discontinue my corporate job as engineering manager and traded it in for a new life as stay at home mom and half time life coach.
God is so faithful, He know just when we need what type of encouragement and confirmation in life. I can still vividly remember the picture that played itself off in my dream. I also believe this message I received through this dream was not only for myself, but for many people out there that can be encouraged by it, and that is why I am sharing it with you.
I saw God playing with clay. I could only see His hands, forming, molding, kneeing the clay. As He was working on two of His masterpieces, I realized, the one that He is busy to pull longer and longer, is me in the making. I have always been tall – a head taller than my peers (and even in Gr 7 longer than most teachers in school). I was teased relentlessly concerning my height – some children even mocked me that I was stupid, that they thought I was held back a few years at school and that was why I was so tall. The truth is, I had to use medication to inhibit my growth, otherwise I would have been even taller than I am today, wearing a shoe size that does not cater for ladies. How ironic that I saw God designing me like that. He pulled the clay out to form a long body.
As He was working, I looked closer and saw Him meticulously knitting, braiding in something into my DNA, as I stared in wonder, I realized it is the Purpose He had for me, which He revealed for me in another dream, that He is braiding into my DNA, into my body. He created me this way. I realized as I looked at His hard work, that I am not the only one observing what He is doing. Satan was also looking on curiously to see what He was doing. Satan, of course, was very interested in the Purpose God had for me, as it would not work in his favor.
Eventually God was finished. And He was content. I then saw how God took the clay model of me, and He planted me into my mother’s womb. The verse from Jeremiah 1:5 became real to me with this dream.
Jeremiah 1:5 King James Version (KJV)
5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Wow, God really knew me before I came from my mother’s womb, I saw the effort and care He took to form me with a purpose and only then to plant me in my mother’s womb.
All of a sudden, the dream changed and my whole life started to run past my eyes as in a film. I saw so many instances in my life playing off before me, instances where Satan tried to derail me, where he tried to put things in my way, so that I cannot fulfill the purpose God has weaved into me. I saw the time I was a baby or toddler, plagued by gastro, having to stay days on end in hospital, far away from my parents. I saw the times my parents had to rush to emergency with me as a young child, bleeding after going to the toilet due to growths on my large intestines (that I was healed from later on). I saw how Satan allowed molestation to creep into my life, the relentless teasing at school, the eye problems later in life, etc. etc. Even a great corporate career that kept me so busy that I totally lost track of who I really was. All his doings with the one aim in mind – to distract me from the purpose God has designed me to do.
I woke up, feeling so enlightened. I felt that I saw things clearly for the first time in my life. I realized that we so easily get distracted by the devil.
Today I would like to encourage you to actively seek God’s heart for you. I strongly believe He has made each of us in a unique way, with care and love. I believe as He formed each one of us, He has weaved a purpose into us for His name’s sake. I believe we are fearfully and wonderfully made as the Psalmist rightfully sang out how marvelous God’s handiwork is.
Psalm 139:14 King James Version (KJV)
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Don’t allow the devil to distract you by things happening in your life. Keep your focus on God’s purpose in you and accept that He has made you so uniquely, with so much love and attention. May your life be a testimony to the Glory of God and His Name through your life and your divine purpose.