This morning I took a walk down memory lane to a warehouse that my business leased back in 2008.
I happened to be in the area and felt that I would experience a defining moment when I reached my destination. Once I arrived, I took a breath in and allowed God to speak to me.
I’ll admit, I can be a little emotionally driven at times, looking for meaning in even the smallest of moments. However, I won’t apologize for it as in these moments is when I find myself speaking with God in an intimate way.
I did, in fact, receive a word from God and as always, He did it in a unique way.
I was met at the gate to the loading dock, by a man and his dog. Not expecting the dog, I kind of hustled past, since this warehouse is in an area of town where a loose dog is not necessarily a good thing.
So after collecting myself, I turned back around to pass the building again, and this time I felt the presence of God before me and the words entered my mind…
“He is aligned”
The man who now leased this warehouse had a “full” operation (to say the least) of giant metal frames that, to be honest, I’m not sure what they would be used for. The man was also in a very good mood and appeared to have his best friend (his dog) at his side, ready to start a hard but fulfilling days work.
This is quite different than my experience at this location since while I had big millionaire ambitions, I only ever used about 200 of the 5000 square feet of warehouse space.
While I was not yet a Christian, leasing this space took me on a 10-year journey where I professionally misaligned myself with God. The empty pursuit of money where I tried to be all things to all people.
If I can be honest for a second, It’s been exhausting trying to be someone I am not, and while I have peeled away many layers, my family still suffers from many of the past decisions I’ve made.
So when I heard “He is aligned” for the man with the dog, I also heard “You can be too.”
So upon hearing these words from God, I am going to be grateful for where He has me at this very moment. I will respect that it isn’t about “where I want to be” because if it was, then I would never be able to experience the joy of being “where He wants me to be.”