Reference text : Isaiah 55:1-11
Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Everybody has a different goal in life and should two or more people even appear to share a common dream, there will always be something unique underlying each person’s dream thus making the dream unique to each. The destination may be the same, but the process to get there will require a different set of actions from each member of the team because everyone comes on board with individual strengths and weaknesses.
The prophet Isaiah uses a similar imagery to further stress on the fact that we could have different processes on our walk with the Lord. Though God is the ultimate dream, with salvation a definite necessity, other factors for each of us depending on our starting point may differ hence those words in this text: ‘the wicked man needs to alter his ways, and the unrighteous man, his thoughts’.
We may be of the view that we could apply the one size fits all system, but that just does not make the cut. The uniqueness of God’s masterpieces, that is us, requires a bespoke process for each one of us. The process of our conversion, growth and maturity are different for each of us however similar they may appear. So don’t expect the same turn of events for yourself or others just because the intended destination is the same.
There is something you need to experience that no one else will, an action you need to take that no one else can or even a thought that can only be cooked in your brain. Likewise, if in the negative, actions and thoughts only you can abandon. My dear, we may all be walking along the narrow path towards God, but as long as we aren’t just stepping into the footprints of others, we will certainly encounter unique events as a part of our journey.
Remember # For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are God’s ways higher than our ways, and His thoughts than ours thoughts.