I lived in Malaysia for over 6 years before I came back to the United States for a visit home. Spending that many years in another nation changes the way you view things. What you see day to day truly is your perspective, and that perspective changes when what you see day to day changes. When I came home to visit, one of the most shocking things for me was the number of choices of cereal in the grocery store here in America. Now remember, I am an American, but being gone for 6 years changed what I looked at daily. In Malaysia the grocery stores are much smaller and the options are few. We may have had 5 cereal options, so when I got home and there was 50 plus to choose from, it was overwhelming to me. I literally stood in that cereal aisle overwhelmed by all the options being presented just in that one aisle.
The Lord reminded me of this today as He dropped in my spirit Proverbs 29:18, “If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed.” The Holy Spirit made it clear, the Lord is not saying one thing to one person and another thing to another person, corporately, nationally. When God speaks about a nation, there is one message He is sending, not many. People get confused, people don’t know what God is doing when multiple voices are saying multiple things. Most things God says to people are personal not national.
As Americans we love having lots of options, but lots of options are not always good, because then we lack a national identity and understanding about what God is going with us as a nation. The fear of being controlled has produced individualism on a level that is destroying us. The one tactic of our national enemy is to divide us so we stay individual and do not become corporate. This goes for church, state and nation. The answer to division is a vision that brings us together into a national identity as a people. Yet again, Solomon was right when he said, “If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed.” God is going to reveal what He has been doing and this will unite us like nothing else could. Voices that only speak what God is saying will keep us united, we are about to be restored in a major way!