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God Wants Room to Work

July 15, 2013

“Learn to give God room to maneuver. Learn to be still and know that He is God.”[1]

How often do you plan out every moment of your life and become inflexible to God’s movements in your life? We frequently harden ourselves and ignore the still small voice in our head. After all, our day and week have been planned and recorded in our phones and computers. No deviations allowed. This does not account for the work God may have planned for you.

For the longest time my idea of spontaneity was to preplan but not tell my wife until we were headed out the door. For her, it was spontaneous. She enjoyed it. For me, it was a surprise plan well executed. Imagine when things went awry. I had no one to blame but myself. Even worse, I usually missed the fun in the new plan because I was upset about my foiled plan. We do this to God. We create our plans and set them in concrete when they should only be written on paper with pencil.

Writing our plans with pencil opens the doors to the heavens saying, “God, I have made some plans. Please feel free to reschedule me as You desire.” As you enter this new week, practice writing your plans in pencil and ready yourself for God to give you another direction – and embrace the adventure.

 


[1] Major W. Ian Thomas. The Saving Life of Christ. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1961. 134

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