Get out of God’s Way

Get out of God’s Way”.
 
I’ve heard my Pastor mention this a couple of times over the last few years I’ve been attending this church I call home. He’s talked about how we try and try to do something on our own, and God continues to knock on our hard heads to get our attention, only to finally come to the conclusion that I can’t do this myself. I can’t fix this myself.
 
I have a family member that is going through some rough patches in life right now and although I can be there for them and let them know that I care about them, there’s actually nothing I can do to help or fix what they are going through. I’m one of those people that like to help and like to make everything better, but sometimes, that’s just not possible (and I must realize that sometimes it’s not my place). Things happen on God’s timetable and who am I to get in the way of what God may be doing in someone’s life? There’s a reason for rough patches. I’ve been through some things myself that at the time, I felt were pretty rough, but God brought me through them and brought me out even better on the other side. So, why do I question it when it happens to someone I care about, or even me? Well, I think it’s because as humans we just don’t like rough patches in life.
 
So, as Pastor Frank has said when it comes to times like this, where try as we might to “help” or “fix” something, we don’t realize that we are actually in God’s way. God is just waiting on us to trust Him with our loved one, and get out of His way. Imagine this person and God on opposite ends of the computer (or phone) where you’re reading this. Well, I’m standing right smack dab in the middle of the screen. I’m in God’s way.
 
I think it’s time that I jump off the screen and give God the control instead of trying to make things better myself. God can do a much better job of it than I can. I have a saying on a picture in my bathroom that I may have referenced in a previous blog, but it says “Today I will let God be God because I stink at it”. It’s true. I stink at playing God. I can try to play God, and I have even thought at times I was doing a decent job, but truth be told, I really do stink at it. God can do anything and everything so much better than me. Why do I even try?
 
I’m thankful for some thoughts that God has put in my heart over the last few days, and then to go along with that, my Pastor talked today about not even asking God for things if we’re not going to listen to what He has to say. Makes sense. So, when I talked to God today about my loved one, the only thing I kept hearing in return was “Trust me”. God loves them more than I ever could, and I know that beyond doubt, so why would I keep trying to play God in this situation any longer?
 
I won’t. I will leave it up to God from here on out. Of course, I’m here for them, but God is the only One who can mend and fix any detail in life for anyone who is hurting or going through a rough patch. I can’t. So, I’ll get out of the way now and let God work as only He can.
 
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~Dena

 
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About Dena:
“First and foremost, I’m a Daughter of the King and a long-time Christ follower. I’m also a dog mom who enjoys reading Christian books, cardio drumming, traveling often, and I’m a bit of a techie geek. My life has seen its fair share of curve-balls and I’ve found that I’ve become closer to Christ in each trial as He’s comforted me and shown me that I can solely put my faith and trust in Him. 2 Corinthians 1:4 NLT says “He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” I feel thankful and blessed for the messes in my life – as they have brought me closer to Him.”
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