This Summer, we sat down with our friends, Jerome and Machelle Joseph. We expected to receive significant truths from this outstanding couple (we always do!), but we were absolutely blown away by the revelation they shared on a spiritual dynamic of "sibling rivalry."
As I speak to you, I know it is a great honor because I’m writing to some of the most hard working, brilliant, loving and strong individuals on the face of the earth. If you are a woman, yes, I am speaking to you. Don’t get me wrong, men have these characteristics as well, but finally, the world is embracing the fact that women have had to be all that and a bag of chips, with the odds stacked against them. Oh, and did I forget to mention that we do all this in heels. Some do it bare footed. So as I speak, I’m referring to women.
If you have ever driven a manual/stick shift vehicle you know the importance of shifting the gear at the right moment in time. Driving in the incorrect gear will literally damage the engine—the very source of movement. Your car begins to redline, signifying SHIFT NOW, SHIFT NOW! If you don’t shift when necessary you literally get a good shaking up until you do shift.
It’s easy to judge a journey by the looks of it. It’s easy to be moved by what we see with our natural eyes, as opposed to trusting what is being built within. The problem with this, is that it is all too easy to be tossed about on the waves, reacting instead of responding by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Only God holds the whole picture—only He knows what is ahead.