I put God in a box. A pretty, blue, large-sized box. Full of compartments where He could only oversee certain parts of my life at certain times. You get the gist, i.e. He’s in charge of the budget this month, or He’s in charge of my attitude this week. Very compartmentalized and on my terms. Somewhere along the way this box mentality started to shift. God showed up in 2017 and started reshaping my box. The box completely disappeared once the reshaping began. I took Him out of the box and let Him be in charge. Of. It. All.
No more box
How do you do that, you ask? Well I finally got my head screwed on straight. Just kidding. I finally came to the end of myself. I was so tired of living in a state of perpetual motion, performance and striving for acceptance, I gave up. Gave up in a good way. When you run into a prophet at Subway who tells you Matthew 6:33 “Seek me above all else, and all of this will be added onto you,” you listen. God is telling you, ‘Hey pay attention. If you follow me, watch out, cause it’s going to be crazy fun. But you have to let me out of the box.”
Randomly throughout 2020, we’re going to talk about finding freedom and wholeness through the Holy Spirit. What does it look like, how do you practically apply what God reveals to you, and how do you live this out. At the end of each post will be a little section called ‘Unleashing the box’. Those questions will help make you think, make you ask God important questions and hopefully receive life-changing truths. My hope is for everyone who reads these words come to know Him as the author of life, fullness, and wholeness. Truly come to know Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit in ways only Father can show you. So, buckle up. It’s going to be a fun ride. The ride of a lifetime.