All week I’ve been seeing pictures of snow plows and then hearing this phrase in my spirit, “dig deeper, I’m clearing a path.” It’s an interesting phrase because work is required from both God and from us. The digging deeper is ours to observe and reflect internally. The clearing of a path is something we can rest in because that’s up to Him to do.
Interestingly enough, I don’t actually feel stuck and at least for this season I can see the pieces coming together from the puzzle God has placed before me. However, I’ve always been a quick learner so when I heard these words for the third time (lol) I grabbed a pen and sat silent.
I sensed that God is purposefully clearing a path where things seem clouded or unclear and removing hindrances where things might be “blocking our path” or at least making it harder to take steps. Hindrance (by Oxfords definition) is defined as a thing that provides resistance, delay, or obstruction to something or someone. I believe God is both revealing the deterrent and then then taking care of it for us. Where there might have been setbacks, delays, or obstructions, I believe the barriers are coming down.
When God seems to be doing a thing, it tends to manifest itself personally for me. I.E. rearrange my space, clean out my closet, this season I have chopped off my hair. I have felt the Lord saying two things simultaneously; to expect abundance and to keep it simple. So I’m holding my arms out for both, simplifying where I can and getting my hopes up for even more. That’s what this word feels like to me, “a both and” situation. Dig where you need to dig and let Him be the One to move the things that need to be removed.
The path will become clear and you’ll get there with less restraint if you’ll be willing to close your eyes, open your heart, and listen to what He says. This feels like an easy thing for the Lord, so don’t stress or strive, hidden things will be made known and the path will open up ahead of you. I’ll be here cheering you on.
”His pleasant paths lead me to pleasant places” -(TPT Psalm 16)
Trust Him, DeAnn C.