I had a couple of rainbows this week. The first one I captured on my phone at 2:22 May 22nd, 2012 on Two’s day! The next one appeared on my way home from work on the 23rd.I work securing contracts with businesses and by 3:30 I had not gotten one. I had stopped along the way to take some photos of a park and it was a beautiful beginning to the day.
But then later a friend called and began to complain about how their life was so hard. I have known this person for a while, long enough that I have seen them go around this same mountain too many times. They were saying, why is my life so hard, why does everything go wrong for me? And then, It was like all of a sudden, I KNEW why. So I asked them if I could give them my opinion. They agreed. Something rare for them to do. I told them they were not being obedient to the call on their life. That was it. They have a call to be an Apostle. It has been said to them over and over throughout their walk, but yet, they try to have success here in the US. I told them, it will never happen. Never. It is like a butterfly trying to be an eagle. They will just end up hating themselves, frustrated and disappointed…because they were never called to be an eagle, they were created to be a butterfly. This person is not called to be here, they are called to go. I said to them, sell everything, and go. Then you will be blessed.I was so full of the spirit as I spoke this to them. It was as though I had a body suit on made of electricity. I knew it was the Lord speaking to them through me. The other thing that confirmed it was this person actually received it…AND thanked me. That is a big deal with this person, their hope has been so deferred for so long, it has become hard for them to receive anything by the spirit. They wrote me later in the day and told me they were actually taking the steps to do what I suggested and had shared it with their bible study group. Thank you Lord!!! Someone told me recently that I was a concierge in the spirit…that I see what people need and get it for them…and this seemed to be one of those moments where God gave me just what that person needed.
As my day went on…it seemed to get worse. I decided to take the 1 hr trip to the next town. I knew this would make me late getting home, but I was desperate to get some contracts. I drove through a horrible storm, and I just said…I will press through this storm and get to that town. It was raining when I got there, I have to get in and out of my car, but I was determined to succeed.Do you know…because of my persistence, and willingness to drive through a storm? I ended up getting 6 contracts before I decided to return home!
It rained on and off all day. I kept saying to the Lord, it sure seems like a rainbow kind of day. The sun would shine and it would be pouring, but no rainbow. Then on the way home…after my long day of searching for it all day…I saw a rainbow. It was beautiful…someone called me in the middle of stopping to look at it to tell me they wanted to sign a contract, that made number 7. The rainbow hung around for 2 hours, it would disappear and reappear…one time it was straight in front of me. I pulled over onto a country road at one point and just marveled at the beauty of God’s creativity.
When I was done there, I stopped at a place I just came across…on the same exit, and asked if they would sign a contract, they said yes! I told the man about the rainbow…and he went out to see if it was still there…and was delighted to see it. He began to share a story of a day when he and his ex wife saw a double rainbow. Then that led to him sharing more of his life with me. It was full of tragedy. Heartache. Things that did not make sense. Pain. Loss. I was tempted to be in a hurry, to look at my watch…to count the time. I mean, I got my contract and was so ready to be home…it had been a long day. But it seemed very important to honor this man as he shared his heart with me. So I made a decision to be with him in the moment. To give him my attention, and really listen to his heart. When we finished, he walked out to my car with me. I asked him if I could pray for him. I was hoping to get a word of encouragement from the Lord for him, but I only felt led to thank God for giving us the promise that He would never flood the earth again, and then painting His word in the sky for all of us to see. As I started to leave, he turned and looked right into my eyes and said to me, “Don’t ever stop looking for the rainbows!
”Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick,
but a sudden good break can turn life around.
Proverbs 13:12 (MSG)Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
~Lord ByronThe way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Amen…I know I never will. Without the rainbow, none of the storms or the rain makes sense. It was just an amazing rainbow kind of day. Thank you Lord!