After hearing a sermon yesterday, the Lord confirmed what has been on my mind and something I have been struggling with understanding.
I put God in a box.
Lately, I have been struggling with understanding why I compartmentalize different pieces of my life. I have explained it as entering a bubble and then leaving it when going to and from work. I forget about God. It is something I am aware of, and I am leaning into, but have yet to fully understand why.
When I get ready to go to work, it’s almost as if I say out loud “I’ve got this Lord”. But I don’t. I box up God and put him on a shelf, just as the Jews of old did by putting Him behind a curtain in the temple. This is NOT where God belongs nor desires to be.
We, humans, live very compartmentalized lives and it shows. We put the church, life, love, God, emotions and most anything else in separate walled off containers with labels.
We do this to protect ourselves. It’s sometimes the only way we can get through our days is to forget about the hurt, the shame, the sin of our lives from eating at us.
We don’t remain present in our struggles so we never learn to heal from them properly.God works through us and in us, and when we allow Him to do just that, there are no more boxes we can put Him in.Click To Tweet
God Wants Out.
As with the temple veil being torn, God has been set free. He is living out in the wild where he has longed to be.
He lives within us!
So as a walking temple, we are called to be more like Christ, the one who radically loved everyone, who never ran from danger or death, who rose from the dead and who hung on a cross for you and me! We are to live our lives fully open to the love of God and to never put him in a box.
God aches to be there for us in anything and everything we do. Don’t put him in a box!
God Is Out!
So now that I have named what is coming against me, have confessed to the Lord what I have done wrong (put Him in a box) and am continually listening to Him, I can live with God, present in all facets of my life.
It’s a daily job to be present with the Lord, to live purposefully, but a race I will run well.
God is in us and aches to have us let him in. It’s free will, but it’s up to you to do something about it. He is a gentleman and will never push himself on you, no matter how hard he is weeping for you.
Don’t out God in a box.