Sometimes I wonder about why people think the way they do, or why they act, behave or live the way they do. I'm not being judgemental, not at all, it's just that sometimes I get very confused by people's behavior, and I wonder 'why'. I know there are many, many people who must wonder about my thought process and behavior all the time. I
wonder about my thought process and my behavior, too, sometimes. But I'm talking about the people who confess (or profess) to be one way and behave in a completely opposite manner.
So...while I was praying very early this morning about someone, God gave me a vision of a nest with eggs and very young chicks in it, and large birds flying around it, providing the nest with what it needed.
I love God's visions.
This is what I came away with. Many of us are still nesting, preparing ourselves for what life has out there. We may be young, we may be old, but our 'inner man' is still immature and needs/wants others to be responsible for us. Whether it's responsible in a physical, mental or emotional way, we're not claiming that responsiblity for ourselves yet.
Then there are the large birds. Many of us have grown from the nesting stage and now have the responsibility of caring for those still nesting. We, too, once dwelled in that nest and we are now able to not only care for ourselves, but care for others. I, personally, believe that one of the reasons we do mature is learning that it's not ourselves that provides for us, but God, and once we've learned that, that it not only becomes our responsibility but should also become our pleasure to do for others. But that' s me. Some of you may have not needed for others to be responsible for you as much as I did. Believe me, until I was 26'ish
', I did not hold myself responsible for anything. If it hadn't have been for the kindness, understanding and patience
of others, I'd been in serious trouble.
When I had this vision this morning, I remember smiling. I heard God say 'they're still young in Me, they still have a long way to go. But you, you are in the final stretch.' This made me very happy. Final stretch to me means that I'm on my way 'home', and that is my daily prayer. So...whether my final stretch is a day, a year or 20 years, I know I'm in my final stretch there. Along the way, I'll make a concious effort to be understanding, helpful even, to those still in the nest.