God is Summoning the Mapmakers by Amber Picota
By Amber Picota
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By Jeremy Lopez
I was listening to a book on audio this morning, as I often do, and the author quoted what he called an old Montana saying. It went like this, "The time to have the map is before you enter the woods."
The premise of the quote is that you want to be prepared with instruction BEFORE you enter into a situation where you need instruction, which makes total sense when you're thinking logically and practically.
But shortly after hearing this quote, immediately I had to pause the audio book because God started speaking on the matter.
This saying is 100% true, unless you're the mapmaker.
At one point, those woods were uncharted territory. Someone had to map those woods out. Someone had to be the first to be brave enough to enter the woods, with no instruction, and make a way for others to follow them into unknown territory.
Enter the Woods
I believe God is summoning the mapmakers to come forth and enter the "woods" with no instructions. No map in hand. No real grid for what to expect.
God is saying that if you will rise to the occasion, He Himself will release the revelation to you about where to go, where to step, where not to step. And you will map a trail for others to follow.
In more practical terms, there are people that God is calling forth in the world today to do things that have never been done. There's no 12 step program out there to fully show you how to do what God is calling you to do, and that's ok because you're about to do something that has never been done before.
It will take some backbone and fortitude to do what God has called you to do, and you may not have any other examples to follow, but that's ok because you are a mapmaker, and you don't do this because it's safe and cuddly. You do it for God and for the ones who will come behind you, needing a map in their hand in order to navigate the terrain that YOU trail-blazed ahead of them.
Let's do this.
I am here to tell you today that the tables have turned in the seemingly impossible situation that you face right now. The trap that the enemy built to destroy you will be the exact same gallows that God uses to destroy the enemy on your behalf. God is about to humiliate the enemy using the exact situation that the enemy was trying to destroy you with. Even more than that, God is making a display of your blessing as He works all things together for good in your life.
Things are shaking in the world today, and that which is built upon deception, lies, hate, and perversion is coming down. I want to preface by stating that this is not meant to be a spooky, weird, or scary prophetic word, even though I normally don't prophesy like this. Make sure and read to the end because God is good, and this shaking is good for us, good for the world, and good for the Body of Christ. There is a lot of shaking taking place in the world today. Not a physical shaking but a spiritual one.
Many years ago, before I even had a relationship with God, my aunt said to me that I would one day be a trailblazer and that I would do great things for God. She had no grounds for that word of prophecy, based on what she could see with her physical eyes. In the natural, I was on a slippery slope of destructive behavior. Tangled up in addiction, drugs, and promiscuity, there was no indicator (in the natural) that I would ever be able to get free and fulfill that thing she had spoken over me.