Traveling within the Spirit

A wild child, a free spirit, can’t stay still, fearless; are the words told to a person with a traveling spirit. This is a person always moving on impulse or from coast to coast, city to city. “Are you escaping or searching for something?” I was asked. My response was Yes. I was escaping the mentality that the life I was living was all the world had to offer. I wanted to be the Christopher Columbus of my time, to see how far does this stretched land go? I knew that the city I was living in couldn’t and wouldn’t be the flat line of my life. I told God I wanted more, and without asking God if it was “His will” I moved from city to city with mental bumps and bruises along the way. As my travels continued I found myself residing in Los Angeles. However, after living there for two years I started to plan my escape route back home, for I found myself becoming a Pacman; bumping into all the wrong places and things searching for a way out. I remember as I started to pack my things, God asked me, “Did you ask me if you should leave?” I sat in bewilderment because I was so blinded by my own “predicament”[ my hardships, lack of vision and purpose] that asking Him somehow slipped off my priority list. I remember reading in the book of Numbers on how Moses and the Israelites were on their journey to the Promised Land and how they would not set out on their journey unless there was a (pillar) cloud that covered them, which was their guide and protection from God.

In Numbers 9:22 it says, “Whether the cloud stayed over the tabernacle for two days or a month or a year, the Israelites would remain camp and not set out, but when it lifted, they would set out.”

And that’s how we should be! Remaining still until His Will, not YOUR will be done. I stayed in Los Angeles for another year and he gave me more than the desires of my heart and eventually allowed me to move to D.C, a place I have wanted to move for about seven years. [And you know 7 is the number of completion]. So in our daily prayers, we must start asking God the right questions. Instead of asking “What do you want me to do or go next? Ask God, “What do you want me to do while I’m right here in this position or situation I’m in?” There is a purpose and staying under God’s cloud until you hear His will, teaches us not only patience but to totally rely on Him. Have you analyzed your traveling spirit? Are you willing to wait two days, a month, or even a year under God’s cloud before you move on your next decision, trip, or plan?

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