“EVEN IF YOU’RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK, YOU’LL GET RUN OVER IF YOU JUST SIT THERE!” I heard those words in a vivid dream that left me completely shaken – and they changed my entire life by ultimately “leading me to the Lord.”
In the dream, I was sitting at the very top of a steep roller-coaster track with the wind blowing on my face, watching throngs of tiny people milling around below. No one seemed to notice that I was perched at the summit of the track; no one cared. I was all alone, just sitting there, too numb to wonder why I was there or how I got there…
Suddenly, a uniformed police officer materialized on a motorcycle that came to rest near my feet. “Hello, ma’am,” he said. “What are you doing here?”
“I don’t know,” I replied weakly, with a voice that sounded defeated, tired and depressed. Having just retired from the US Army, I was jobless and lost - and freshly divorced after yet another failed marriage. My life was basically once again in the proverbial toilet. I felt like a failure, with no one to turn to and nowhere to go.
“Well,” the cop replied with an urgency in his tone, “you need to leave!”
“Because you can’t stay here, ma’am.”
I blinked stupidly as his words sunk in - and then, suddenly, my mind seemed to open, and it hit me: I couldn't stay because I would end up being run over by a roller coaster!
Struck with terror, I remember my eyes flying open as I sat up in bed, trembling, gasping for air, wondering where that dream had come from, as have always hated and shunned roller coasters.
Yet, somehow, I knew it had been a message of some kind. A message from whom? And why?
Shortly thereafter, while sitting at the kitchen table, staring into space while holding a steaming hot cup of coffee with both hands, I suddenly remembered the words of Oklahoma’s “favorite son,” Will Rogers who once said:
“EVEN IF YOU’RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK, YOU’LL GET RUN OVER IF YOU JUST SIT THERE!”
There it was! THAT was the message! After a year of floundering around, wondering who I was and what I was to do with my life, I was to make a change!
Yes ... change. I had known deep down that it was time to come out of my comfort zone of fear and pity and self-loathing, and DO something to change my life. But HOW and WHAT! I was in my early forties. What could a middle-aged woman DO to "start all over again?"
And then I remembered a friend's invitation to attend a singles group that met at a local church ... but, hey, that was NOT a change I had really wanted to make! A CHURCH? Suffice it to say, I wasn't exactly the "church" type...
But, then again - maybe it was a start? Perhaps I could meet my "knight in shining armor" there, and FINALLY get that happily forever after I had longed for all my life?
Maybe. Maybe not. Regardless, something HAD to change!
Needless to say, quite against my will on that sunny Sunday morning, I took a shower, got dressed, and hesitantly herded my car toward that church…
Surprisingly, as it turned out, it was the best decision I had ever made! Long story short, not only did it get me “out of my rut”; but it placed me smack-dab in the middle of a long and winding road that ultimately led me to YHWH/Yeshua/Torah - where I was meant to be, all along!
And that "Knight in Shining Armor" turned out to be Yeshua - who was offering me that "happily ever after" in Eternity!
THANK YOU, YHWH, for Your Grace and Mercy on this poor, lost soul who had never before realized that, that “little hole in her soul” could be filled ONLY by ADONAI Rapha, ADONAI Nissi, ADONAI Yireh, El Shaddai!
John 15:16 You did not choose me, I chose you; and I have commissioned you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last; so that whatever you ask from the Father in my name he may give you. (CJB)
Psalm 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.” (ESV)
Jeremiah 29: 11 For I know what plans I have in mind for you,' says ADONAI,'plans for well-being, not for bad things; so that you can have hope and a future. 12 When you call to me and pray to me, I will listen to you. 13 When you seek me, you will find me, provided you seek for me wholeheartedly; 14 and I will let you find me,' says ADONAI…. (CJB)