I was talking to my husband today about an occurrence when the Lord was trying to warn me of something. I had allowed someone very dear to me to put carpentry tools in our garage so he could make things and turn them into sellable items. I had readily paid for some of the tools to help in his endeavor. Truthfully I was looking forward to his creative ideas and the opportunity to walk into the garage and chat with him anytime I wanted - I loved him dearly.
Then the day came when I sensed something just wasn't right. I felt a sense of wrongdoing going on in the garage even though I didn't have a clue of what it could be. I just knew in my spirit that something was wrong and I had to put a stop to it.
I called him into the kitchen to confront him even though I didn't know what I was confronting him about. I told him what I was feeling and that until he got whatever was going on straightened out, he wouldn't be able to return. Of course, he got angry and stormed out. I stood there wondering if I had sensed God's warning correctly or had I made a horrible mistake. I wondered if I would ever see him again. Because of my love for him, it was hard for me to ask him to leave and yet it was even harder to ignore the warning of urgency.
It didn't happen overnight, but the day came when he showed up again with an apology that I wasn't sure I would ever receive. With a very heartfelt response, he said, "you were right to make me leave that day and I'm sorry I put you through that". We never discussed what the issue was - that didn't matter. What mattered was his change of heart. What mattered was the revelation to both of us that God was watching, not just for my protection, but for the protection of his soul - a way out of the danger he was walking into. We didn't know then, but a few years later he began his own personal walk with the Lord and I was allowed to witness his transformation.