A friend asked me a question about a tough situation she is going through. When she explained the details, I couldn’t give her a definite answer. The question was obviously very spiritual and personal that I was afraid to say the wrong thing. I was afraid because I really didn’t know what God favored in her circumstance. All I could say was (in simple words) “If you want to know the answer, just dedicate a fasting that focuses on an answer. Perhaps God can answer you in a dream, or vision.” Sometimes, we go through situations where the answer to the problem isn’t clear. In our eyes, both sides are agreeable in their own way. In our eyes, there is no sin between two paths that leads to the end. Sometimes, we really just don’t know what to do.
I remember once being in that same situation. I was desperate to know what a loved one was doing behind my back and deep down I knew the answer but I didn’t have enough proof to back it up. The signs were here and there and every time I asked someone to confirm my suspicion, they couldn’t conquer. The situation broke me to pieces.
Everything was so confusing. It was eating me inside like a parasite sucking up all life the in me. Then one night I went to church and the pastor prayed a specific prayer for those who are seeking revelation. She asked for it to be revealed in a dream for those who really needed it. I was like “HEY! I RECEIVE THAT PRAYER, GIMMIE DAT”
After service, I went home, shut off life and turned on prayer. I made coffee strong enough to keep me up for days. I read the bible, I listened to preaching after preaching, I took notes…ugh, I did everything I knew I could do to get that connection with the Lord. THEN, the main character in my dilemma called me. My suspicion grew with that phone call but again, it wasn’t conclusive.
After a few hours of being in God’s presence, I finally went to sleep…
I had a vivid dream about my situation. My dream covered the emotions, intentions, motives, desires and outcomes of all parties involved in this drama. At the end, God told me to pray for that person. Oh how I didn’t want to.
My prayer was:
“Dear God, I DON’T LIKE THIS PERSON. THIS PERSON MAKES MY BLOOD BOIL AND EVAPORATE IN THE AIR FORMING A CONDENCED DARK CLOUD ABOVE MY HEAD THAT I CANNOT SHOO AWAY! But…You, my LORD are telling me to pray, and so I am. LOOOOOOORRRRRRD! Do what you have to do in that person because I really can’t deal with it. Please help me be still and know that YOU are God and I am NOT!”
At the end, the dream finally confirmed to me that I was going to have the victory and much much more.
I believe that if we show the Lord how much we need something from Him, He will answer faithfully. How do we show Him how badly we need something? Well, we give Him the only thing we have to offer: praise, 100% of our effort, sacrifice and our time. It works, I’ve witnessed it. So, do it too