Being flexible for God

As Christians, are we remaining flexible and pliable in our lives, our jobs, our families and ministries? Are we flexible enough to allow our agenda to be disrupted, when Holy Spirit comes on the scene? In both a literal figurative approach?

As individuals, are we okay with Proverbs 3:5-7a, from a literal perspective? The part where it tells us not to lean on our understanding, but to rely & trust in God? I wonder if we rely too much on the God given wisdom in our lives and the the God giving the wisdom.

What do I mean by this? Everyone one of us has been given gifts and wisdom to know, learn & understand things in our lives. One of the blessings God has given me, has to do with computers and anything technical. From a young age, it’s all just been “natural” to me and without a bunch of formal training, I just “Got it”.

Naively, I tend to just rely on my understanding to get things done when it comes to this field, yet I am reminded of scripture that I am not to rely on my understandings. Or on my God given wisdom & talent in this field. Proverbs 3:7a NIV says – Do not be wise in your own eyes.

I use this as an example, but there are many areas in my life where I have, for far too long, relied on my God given talents and not in God alone.

In ministry, I’ve learned to use my God given abilities and talents to get church services in order, creating orders of service, getting the “right” songs chosen, the right setting, etc. However the thing I am most happy that I’ve learned and continue to learn is to be okay with God coming in and disrupting, re-arranging or all out changing what I’ve come up with.

For instance, if the plan is to be done with worship by a certain time, yet God’s Presence has manifested in a strong & tangible manner, then I am okay with us continuing and me shortening my message. As a result of this approach, we’ve been able to experience very strong and heavy “Presence” moments.

As I write this, I wonder how much of that freedom I allow God in other aspects of my life. Personally, with my goals & ambitions. With my family and the details of where we live, what kind of car we buy, etc. Or with my companies and ministry areas…really all the “paths” talked about in Proverbs 3:6 that He will make straight.

So as I write this, I’m challenged by Holy Spirit to allow Him more in my life. I’m excited, because it’s been revealed to me, places where more of God can literally come in my life.

I challenge you to look at your life and let Holy Spirit have more and more space to do what He wants to do. Trust in Him with all your heart!

 

Pastor JJ