I love the way that God uses familiar things to teach us new lessons. I treasure movies especially from my childhood. Today God started to show me scenes from one of my favorites “The Wizard of Oz”. He was just showing me a new way to start looking at this movie with a prophetic lense.
There was something so special about the story of Dorothy that I related to. I could understand her yearning for something new and different that was beyond the rainbow. She knew it existed and probably felt it pulling at her throughout her life. It took a drastic turn and a giant storm for her to leave what she knew in order to explore a whole new world.
I’ve been feeling a lot like Dorothy lately. It’s funny that I’ve had so many prophetic words about those red ruby slippers that the Wicked Witch of The West was so eager to possess. It was finally brought to my attention by a spiritual mentor that they represented HOME.
We are always looking for that place called home, but what is home? One definition on Dictionary.com says, “the place in which one’s domestic affections are centered.” I can relate to this definition because it’s speaking about love. For me a place where you feel loved is your home.
The time spent in Oz for Dorothy was more than a dream, but an unlocking of her destiny. Dorothy had to discover who she really was. She needed to know that amazing gifts were already inside her the whole time.
It’s the challenges and hard times in our life that we discover our true self. For Dorothy and her friends the same holds true and was in fact played out before our eyes in the movie.
The Scarecrow wanted a brain. He felt he wasn’t smart and all he spoke of was the inability to think. Throughout the movie we see The Scarecrow giving direction and taking a leadership role. It wasn’t until Dorothy was in danger that the Scarecrow was operating outside of who he thought he was and it allowed him to step into his true identity.
The Tin Man and The Cowardly Lion discovered what they thought they lacked was there all the time. It is in the trials and storms that our courage and love is formed! It’s when push comes to shove that our inner lion will roar and take back the territory. You can only understand love when you can feel your heart break. Those challenges produce change. It will begin to pull out your true self.
We can let those storms or trials refine us or destroy us. We can look beyond the situation and ask Our Great and Powerful Father for strength, guidance, protection and understanding to defeat those things that try to steal our power.
When you begin to understand the awesomeness that God has given to each and every one of us it will forever change you and your circumstances. You will never see yourself as “less than” again, but will be able to see yourself as you were created to be…fully equipped.
I think Glinda The Good Witch said it best when she told Dorothy, “You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had learn it for yourself”! It’s all there inside and now it’s up to you to discover the awesomeness that’s been hidden!