All of us wrestle with the temptation to keep people, situations and even organizations in small, familiar boxes that we can understand, and maybe even control. And when they no longer fit in those boxes – when they change or grow or undergo conversion – it’s easy for us to not see it – or, worse, to resist it, not letting them change and grow. In doing so, we blind ourselves to the possibility that God is doing something new, and we become a hindrance rather than a help to God’s plan.
This week, sit with these questions:
- Where in your life are you resisting God’s initiative, the newness God might be trying to bring?
- Is it your skepticism in the face of a loved one who’s trying to change their life?
- Is it your resistance to truth in the words of those who may see something that we ourselves don’t want to see?
- Is it in demanding that your workplace or your team or even the Church conform to what’s personally comfortable or culturally acceptable?
- Is it in the anger or stubbornness with which you greet some change in your life?
- Where might God be saying to you, “Ooo! What’s over here?” and where might you be responding, “Eh. I’m good right here.”?
Someone once said, “The only predictable thing about God is that He’s unpredictable.” Where is this predictably unpredictable God working in your life, rocking your boat - and how can you learn to trust Him and enjoy the ride?
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