How many of you have gone into the supermarket and come out and found your car damaged due to somebody else and they have just driven off and not left a message or anything? How did that make you feel?
Last night I had a dream and I saw a parked car and someone had damaged it and walked off without leaving a note or anything and so when the owner went to get the car, they found it had damage done to it, that someone had to pay for.
It wasn’t a big deal as the bulk of it would be covered by insurance but there was still the excess that someone had to pay for. And that somebody was now the owner and yet it wasn’t the owners fault. The person who had caused it wasn’t owning up to what they had done or taken their responsibility to repair the damage.
How many of us damage other peoples ministries/churches/individuals (as cars often represent those things in dreams) and walk off without so much as a note of apology that you had caused some damage? How many of us put dings into ministries/churches/people, of slander and gossip or whatever it might be, and we are causing damage to others and yet we just walk off without any recompense leaving someone else to clean up the mess and pay for the damage caused, that was not their fault or responsibility?
Someone sent me a dream the other day and I asked if I could share it and I share it now as it is a similar word coming through.
“I had this dream where I was watching several men in charge of the running of an ocean liner line up for inspection. All dressed in their white uniforms. It all seemed proper and in order until a new member joined them. At the time of the new member joining one of the long standing crew members was tragically killed. The next day when it was time for them to all line up on deck for the captains inspection, only the new member was there to start off with. Finally the others came out and informed the new crew member that they had had a meeting with their boss and they had come to the conclusion that since nothing like this had happened before then it had to be his fault and began to drag him away. I kept trying to tell them it wasn't him, that it was one of them, but they weren’t listening and I also heard the new guy declaring it wasn’t him, but again they wouldn’t listen and the men began to torcher the guy.”
We often blame others for things that have happened and some of those things that happen are just accidents or perhaps our own fault, but instead we get together and gossip and blame others and walk off without knowing all the facts, leaving others taking the responsibility for something that wasn’t their fault.
Let’s be a people who own up to our mistakes and take responsibility and trust that God will come in, as the insurance so to speak, and fix what we cannot fix. There will be a bit of a cost to you to walk in truth, but in that God will come in and deal with the rest that you cannot fix.
Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose"