One Friday afternoon in February 2015 I was driving home from work in heavy traffic and rainy weather. Normally I would have listened to a book or the radio, but on this particular day I had a sense that I needed silence. In the quiet, a strong feeling rose in me that it was time for me to quit my corporate job. Even more, I felt I was not to look for another corporate job.
To me, this seemed like insanity! How crazy is it to quit my job without having an income stream??? Yet, I couldn't escape the feeling, so I said, "God, if this is you, then you're going to have to tell Heather, and she has to bring it up! I'm not going to bring this idea up to her because it will send her over the edge!!"
I arrived home and soon left the memory of my commute behind. Heather and I had scheduled a date for the evening, so we got the kids squared away and headed out the door. As we were driving to our destination, I asked her how her day had gone.
During prayer, she saw an image of a large ocean liner or battleship tied to a dock with heavy ropes. In her vision, the ship represented her and the ropes were things tying her to a "safe life" near the shore. But a life lived near the shore, tethered by ropes, is not what the ocean liner/battleship is created for. Moreover, she had the impression in the vision that it was time to untether the lines and go out to the open seas!
As she was telling me this, I was debating in my head whether or not to tell her about my "conversation" with God during my commute home -- about us "untethering" the lines as she was putting it. Not wanting to read too much into her words, I decided to wait a bit. She continued to give me more details about her vision and feelings, and it soon became clear to me that we were on the same wavelength. I then told her about my conversation with God that afternoon. It was at this point that I really began to consider that God had indeed spoken to me in my afternoon commute.
Yet, was I really to quit my job??? We were scared and uncertain, so I continued to work the corporate gig…for the time being. The convincing push to get me to quit was an even bigger move still.
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