Saturday, July 14, 2012
Dreamscaping 13...What if I just give up?
I was the student director from the High School for the lower grades choirs. They were wiggly, impatient and not following direction. I looked around thinking isn't there anyone else who can do this? There seemed to be plenty of people in my own choir and in the choir I was leading (50+ kids each). The adult directors told me as I tried to quit that there weren't that many coming up behind me that had the musical training to lead. We also came to see that if I quit, then the praise coming from that group would cease which would disrupt the uninterrupted praise before the Father--with dire consequences. For if the praise ceased, the oil of the Holy Spirit would cease to flow through us and His work would stop here. I wept to know that there were so few to carry the load, not just because of my own exhaustion but because it was good work that should be shared.
As I woke, I quickly realized that the dream had little to do about music, per se. Our church's music ministry is marvelous and praises pretty regularly. I believe it has to do with doing what we're called to do. The place God has for each of us is unique and draws God's attention in a unique way. If I don't do it, it may not get done because God may not have a backup plan for what He called me to do. Remember, it was when Moses said, "Get someone else" that God really began to get irritated with him. The verse that comes to mind is this one:
“I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one. So now I will pour out my fury on them, consuming them with the fire of my anger. I will heap on their heads the full penalty for all their sins. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!” Ezekiel 22:30-31
What a heartbreak!! All God was looking for was someone to intercede alongside Him (stand in the gap), through prayer rebuilding the wall of righteousness so that He could continue to protect the land. If there was no one to pray for righteousness to be restored, there was no longer any way for that righteousness to be rebuilt and no hope for which the Lord could delay His wrath.
Keep us vigilant to the call You have laid on us, My Father and Friend...