‘Merge Traffic!’: A Prophetic Vision for Your Decisions in This Season

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Shawn Akers

While I was in prayer the Lord gave me a prophetic vision. I began to see in this vision a “merge traffic sign” on this narrow-looking road or highway. I asked the Lord for the meaning.

God began to speak to me about this coming season for the body of Christ, that our decisions will become our destinations. What we decide in this pivotal season of transition will set the pace for the next several months and even year. God said that we are to finish this year strong.

The enemy will come to try to distract, derail, disturb and disrupt the divine path and destination to which God is trying to take us. I believe that the significance of the merge traffic sign was for the Lord to get the attention of the body of believers to embrace a time of intentional processing of obeying and taking faith-filled moves on purpose. In addition, He was saying that it’s time to transition, shift and change your own course of action.

As we yield to the Holy Spirit’s leading, we will begin to slow down, regroup and make wise decisions on what to do in this next season. We are in the season I believe of not just the “next,” per se, but right “now”!

The Lord would have His people to make wise and faith-risk decisions that will accelerate us into the things that God has for us. What I saw in the vision was a two-way expressway, but there was a sign that said to merge. The definition of merge is to cause, combine or coalesce.

The word also means to unite, combine, blend or unite gradually. The Lord desires that we merge His will into the overall plan that He has for us. Oftentimes we may be doing things our way or flowing in our own will, wanting the Lord to fulfill it. We are to pray that God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

There are those who are in two-way traffic in life. God is in one direction and pointing the way. However, life happens and our own personal agendas get in the way, which causes us at times to reroute and move in the opposite direction.

God says that in this season, as we yield our vision, burdens, dreams, desires and purpose to Him, He will show us the full plan and destination that He wants us to move into. Many of us are going in circles and missing the right turn or exit to get off. The Holy Spirit is coming abruptly into your life to signal you to merge into the things He has for you. No more spiritual wrecks, collisions or accidents. This is the season to make the right decision with the Holy Spirit leading.

God wants to get you to your destiny safely and on time. The estimated time of arrival (ETA) will be supernatural in this next season. The destiny decisions that you make in this hour will determine when and how you get there. God said not to take the wide and broad way as others are taking. God is saying to merge this way, which is the narrow way, to fulfill your divine call, purpose and assignment in the earth.

Have you ever driven in a two-way lane and suddenly it turned into a one-way lane? Oftentimes, that’s how life is. Everything can be going well and then sudden shifts, changes and unpredictable occurrences happen.

When the two-way lane suddenly changes to one that means we have to decide to merge over into the next lane or the lane that is becoming a narrow one. Get ready for the Lord to merge your vision with His, your desires with His desires and your will with His will in this season. And together with the help and leading of the Holy Spirit, you will, with divine acceleration, get to the place of prophetic fulfillment.

The Lord says He is removing the road blockages, hindrances, demonic detours and distractions that come to slow down your momentum in God. This is the time to fasten your seat belt and get ready to ride the road to success. There will be no shortcuts to fulfilling your God-given dream and purpose.

However, the Lord will remove the traffic jams in your life and the pileups that come to leave you hopeless and fearful. God says that your decision to merge your vision with His will allow you to see clearly. He will remove the people, places and things that come to blur, obscure, impair and block your vision to see what’s ahead of you.

You are on the road to fulfilling your destiny. You have no time to waste. You will not run on fumes but Holy Spirit fuel and wisdom as He navigates you through life circumstances and situations.

You don’t have to be in a rush. God wants you to rest in Him and take your time, but proceed with caution. God wants you to take the narrow way and merge on to the road of destiny. He is not going to make you get off the exit on through your own will. It must be your decision to do so.

The gateway is opening and the highway to your purpose is available. What you do, say and decree (decide) upon will be the difference in your life. Take a look at these Scriptures below:

“And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it. It shall belong to those who walk on the way; even if they are fools, they shall not go astray” (Isa. 35:8, ESV).

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few” (Matt. 7:13-14).

“Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able” (Luke 13:24).

Your decisions in this time and season are connected to your destiny. You hold the driver’s key to where you want to go in life. The key of success is in your hands. It’s up to you what you do with it.

God is presently speaking and actively directing, pointing and signaling you to merge onto the one-way lane of purpose that will lead you to success and not failure. Your decrees are what you decide to do.

Job 22:27-28 confirms it: “You will make your prayer to him, and he will hear you, and you will pay your vows. You will decide on a matter, and it will be established for you, and light will shine on your ways.”

Another translation says: “You will succeed in whatever you choose to do, and light will shine on the road ahead of you” (NLT). Your godly success is determined by your decisions to obey God’s direction, leading and voice in this hour. Merge today and experience the favor and blessings of God tomorrow! {eoa}

Dr. Hakeem Collins is an empowerment specialist, respected prophetic voice, apostolic leader, governmental minister, life coach and sought-after conference speaker. He is known for his keen, accurate prophetic gifting and supernatural ministry. He is the author of the bestselling books Heaven Declares and Command Your Healing. He’s been featured on many television shows: Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural! The Word Network, GODTV and Cornerstone TV, just to name a few. He is host of “Prophetic Breakthrough” podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network. Follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/drhakeemcollins/ and on his website, hakeemcollinsministries.com.

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