Finding the White Tiger within
Has God put inside a white tiger inside of you, that has not been released yet?
About 10 years ago, I had a dream.
I was down in a basement of a school, and about to go up the stairs, when I turned and saw the most beautiful, powerful, all white tiger behind me. It was a little startling to see a wild beast at my heels. At first, I thought to give him some of my sandwich, so he would not eat me. I gave him some, but then noticed he was gentle, but powerful. I proceeded to go upstairs, and the tiger remained below.
For the next 10 years, I had been “going up” in my spiritual learning and walk with God, but I had left the tiger in the basement. What seemed to be at first a threat, was instead, God’s power there to protect me. I did not have the wisdom to accept this. Because I feared the tiger, instead of embracing it, and bringing it with me, I had to face many coming battles feeling powerless and alone.
Many people today fear the power of God, thinking that it is harmful, rather than good. Because of some fake “power” things out there, many tend to be leery and unbelieving in any power at all. They prefer to be safe, rather than sorry. But the power of God is real, and is not there to make us look good or bad. It is there to protect us from the enemy. Without God’s power, we will be hurt and defeated.
We need to learn to distinguish between the fake and the real. We reject the fake but embrace the real. It is crucial for our lives, and our spiritual welfare and wholeness.
The white tiger within is beautiful, powerful, quiet, gentle, and holy, calling no attention to self, or showing carnality, but calling attention to God only instead. It is also respectful of our wishes. It will stay behind, and remain uninvolved unless we accept it.
A counterfeit is quite the opposite, so we should be sensitive enough to identify it.
God’s power is offered to us because God loves us and wants us to be safe. He would not offer it unless we really needed it. So, we should really seek out the white tiger within us. His name is the Holy Spirit.
To walk through this life without Him is like walking through a snake pit without protective equipment.
Learn to find your white tiger. If you left Him in the basement of your spirit, then go back and get Him.
Accept Him, and invite him where you are going. Invite him as you go up your own stairs of learning, and in your every day life.
If you do, there will be less snake bites.