Watching a ladybug opening its shell and spreading its wings, I felt God speak.
"Come out of your shell. Come out of your comfort zone. What you expect to be a vulnerable area without protection is where I have placed your WINGS! I am waiting for you to open up that shell and FLY! Where you have fearful expectations of what will happen, as you step out you will find my comfort. It will not be without obstacle, but you will be amazed at yourself as TOGETHER I help you overcome what you never thought you could do."
Now is the time to break out of every shell. All that is holding you back - pain, disappointment, fear, anger, bitterness, self-doubt, limitations, etc, is the shell that God is gentle coaxing you out of...Not to leave you open to being wounded, but to show you your wings to soar!
"The LORD of Heaven's Armies will hover over Jerusalem and protect it like a bird protecting its nest. He will defend and save the city; he will pass over it and rescue it."