I prayed for you last night and before I could really say much at all He showed me a picture and gave me words.
“That horse was made to run, but he fights the narrow place that is the starting gate, because he can’t see beyond it.
He fights the narrow place because he can’t see that it is the gateway to what he was created to do.
He fights because he’s afraid of the narrow place.”
I thought about this picture and these narrow places that some horses and some people fight. What I think, my friend, is that it’s mostly about trust.
So I have to ask…do you trust God? Do you trust that in the narrow place what hinders you will be stripped from you because He’s preparing you to run? Because narrow means nar.row. Pride and fear and the need to control just don’t fit in this place.
Do you trust that even though it feels like the sides of this place are pressing you hard and there’s no room to move here, God is in this narrow space with you and He brought you here for a good purpose?
Do you trust that the gate will open? Because it will. And you will run, because you were made for it my friend.
You were made to be more than afraid.
And friend, there is someone else who is afraid of your narrow place. Someone who will do anything to keep you out of it.
Someone who watched as Jesus went into a narrow place called Gethsemane, and watched as He came out of that narrow place headed for the cross and nothing was going to stop Him and just look at what happened.
So you aren’t the only one fighting that narrow place. But you are the only one who will come out of the fight victorious.
Because you have God on your side. He is for you, not against you. His plans for you are good and His plans will prevail and you will live your destiny. He is before you and behind you and on every side. You will be victorious because the liar and his lies will bow to the Truth that lives in you and in the narrow place a stronghold will crumble.
You will go into that narrow place and there God will prepare you for what is on the other side of that gate and you will come out running.
Because you were made for this.
So anyway, just wanted to let you know I prayed for you last night. God showed up. It was good.