Getting in God’s Way

Have you ever had a friend who couldn’t seem to get out of their own way? Just when things were starting to look up for them, they would sabotage their own plans.

Maybe that person is you. For every two steps forward you feel like you are taking at least one step back (and sometimes that one leads to 3, 4 or 5).

So what if YOU are the very thing that is interfering with your progress of faith? What if you are the very thing that is interfering with your walk towards God? How do we get out of God’s way so that He can do His work in us?

Yield.

You know the red triangle sign you see on the road where you have to let the other people go before you do. It isn’t a stop, but it IS a wait your turn kind of sign. We need to yield to God. I know, who knows better about our life than we do. In reality, our hindsight isn’t even 20/20, but God’s FORESIGHT is better than 20/20 (we should go with that).

Yielding isn’t easy, because we all want to come off as smart and knowing what is best. We want to look like we’ve made our own way and succeeded at our plan. But sometimes our plan is bad and no one has the guts to tell us. So what should we do? Yield.

Obey.

Yielding isn’t quite enough though. We need to follow through and obey. We need to fall in step with God’s plan. How do we know what that is? We have to listen to His voice given to us through Scripture. The more in tune we are to the voice of God IN our life, the more likely we will do the work of God WITH our life.

Too many times when I have stepped off the path, it has been due to the fact that I decided to go rogue and do things my way when what was truly called for was for me to fall in step with Jesus. Obedience is hard and according to Hebrews even Jesus had to learn obedience (Hebrews 5:8).

When we learn to Yield and Obey, we will find ourselves getting out of God’s way and getting on the way God wants us to go. No longer will we be interfering with the growth of our faith, and we just might find God using us to bring others to greater faith in Him.

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~ by mikefoster on April 22, 2015.

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