A few weeks ago, I worked on a research paper. I was confident that I would receive a good grade. After I submitted the paper, I had a very detailed dream. The dream ended when I received back my research paper and I got a B+ (89%). Instead of focusing on what the dream entailed, I just woke up and remarked, “What a nightmare! I can’t believe I got a B+ in my research paper”. I was so fixated on my grade; I just forgot the rest of the dream.
So yesterday, during HALLOWEEN of all days 😂 , the teacher handed back the papers to the class. I was really scared to look at my grade. After mustering the courage, I looked at my paper, and alas, …it was a B+! I thought, “Goodness! My nightmare is a reality”. I was in shock. Then I heard the Holy Spirit say, “You missed the point!” I responded, “No kidding!” 😂 Then then he firmly repeated, “YOU ARE MISSING THE POINT!” Then I sat in silence.
During my drive back home, I got convicted in a great way. How small-minded could I possibly be to think that my purpose for school is just my grades? I am not in school just to get A’s. As a child of God, I have been strategically placed for more. If I don’t open my eyes and choose to remain fixated on grades, I miss the point. I was cautioned against being one dimensional and choosing to focus on the physical reason of why I am in school that I forget the spiritual one. I just kept hearing in my Spirit that if I open my spiritual eyes, it will blow my mind 🤯if I see how God is positioning me in this season.
The children of Israel thoroughly missed the point of their season in the wilderness. They were supposed to be there for days but instead stayed there for years as they wandered in the desert🌵 . They were so one dimensional. They couldn’t fathom the purpose of the season. Instead, they nagged and complained 😡😰😭. Let me insert a hilarious portion of scripture:
Israelites themselves began moaning, “We don’t have any meat! 5 In Egypt we could eat all the fish we wanted, and there were cucumbers, melons, onions, and garlic. 6 But we’re starving out here, and the only food we have is this manna.” Numbers 11:4 CEV
In as much as it is hilarious, it also sad because the Israelites were complaining about the manna, and for me, I was complaining about my grades (mind you they are not even bad grades 😔). How blinded could we be that we miss that this very season would lead us to what God has promised?
Truly, we are not just wrestling flesh and blood… (Ephesians 6). Don’t believe that lie! Ask God what you are supposed to learn in the season you are in. Be careful not to see things in the physical alone. God may be strategically placing you to network, minister, acquire intricate skills for kingdom work, etc. 🤩