Getting Out of God’s Way

Overcoming issues is more than likely overcoming ourselves. Overcoming ourselves, as a Christian, means getting out of God’s Way.   Now, is this us?: Okay God I’ll do my thing and you do your thing. I will just let you take care of everything. I’ll ignore you and you just come into my life when you feel like it an make course corrections. I’ll then have a smooth life and problem-free.   Well, not exactly. We have to do some of our own work. Not to get to heaven, but to live a life pleasing to God. God gave us the Bible – The Manual. It has specific instruction for us to live a life that is pleasing to God. If we just obey him, our lives will be pleasing, but not necessarily smooth. It would be boring if we didn’t have problems.     We have issues or problems when we are not allowing the Holy Spirit to control us. But what does he control? The purpose of the Holy Spirit is to point to Jesus and remind us of what we have read in the Bible. John 14:26. Jesus says the Holy Spirit will remind us of everything he has said to us. Jesus wrote the Bible.   For instance, the Bible says ‘Be anxious for nothing, instead start to pray, ask for help, thank him.’ Part of asking for help may mean the need of an earthly counselor to help you clarify your thoughts. So, it is okay to have problems, but pray about it first. So, we don’t need God to solve every problem right? We can worry, but we know what to do. Its doesn’t matter, bring God into the problem. He may have a much better solution or He will confirm our solution, but talk to him.   So, lets see what happens when we get in God’s way…or playing God.   Without Him, it is up to us to fight for our expectations, our goals, and our values and anything else we need on a daily basis. When we get in the way of God, we’re on our own…we have free will.   When we are not getting our needs met, often we get angry. When we get angry, we are out of control and we don’t like being there. WE want to return to a peaceful state where we are getting our needs met. We will use anger to try to force the other person to stop their behavior so we can be at peace. At least momentarily. Now, what is...