This morning I woke up mentally exhausted. While this week has been a wonderful blessing, it has taken its toll on my mind and spirit. I knew without God’s help, I would never be able to come up with a blog topic nor write anything to inspire all of you to place God first in your life today! My blockage is sadness for a dear friend who is suffering. I cannot move past my tremendous feelings of grief for this friend. It is to the point that I cannot even concentrate nor want to concentrate on anything that I need to get done today. I recognize that this is of no help to her, but I also recognize that I need God in order to get myself back in shape for the day. With that being said, I want to show you how to “unclog” your blockage from God, just as I am going to do today.
Let’s give you a picture of just what a clog looks like in your life. One clog that I am sure you all have experienced is a clogged shower! I cannot tell you how many times I have unclogged my kids shower. My 14 year old daughter is either at school or in the shower. There is so much gunk in there that it just grosses me out that I have to clean it. Usually I make her endure the suffering and clean it all out before I start tossing in the drain cleaner. I actually feel sorry for my 12 year old son who shares the bathroom with his sister. He does not shower quite as often as his sister, yet he has to endure that awful mess of a shower. Sometimes he will opt to go into our master bathroom just so he can take a shower and not be standing in knee deep water because of the blockage! I know this might be a little too much information for you all, but it demonstrates exactly what I want to tell you.
If you let all that “gunk” in your life block the way to your heart, then God cannot reach you. Sometimes we just need to clear it all out with a little drain cleaner. Drain cleaner for me is confessing my sins to God and letting Him know I need help. I need to feel His presence once again. I need for my soul to once again have a clear path that He can climb into.
Today, my “gunk” was sadness. I needed God to take over the computer and help me find the words that He wants to share with all of my readers.
Acts 15:8-9 “And God, who knows the heart, testified to them giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us; and He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith.”
We can block the Holy Spirit in so many ways: sin, sadness, despair, distrust, and fear are just some. All of these are ways that we can stop God from working in our lives. I don’t know about you, but I tend to start feeling yucky when I let these things take over. My mind just cannot get over the blockage. I cannot think of anything, but the problem. I cannot let go and let God take the reins. So, this morning, I prayed for God to take over. Take the wheel. I will grab my booster seat and head to the backseat for the entire day just like my 7 year old. I cannot do this without God. I cannot even begin to start to get the “gunk” out of my heart. I need Him to toss in that drain cleaner, just like I do for my daughter.
John 3:30 “He must increase, but I must decrease.”
God must be lifted up in my life, so that I relinquish control. Think about it. When we truly trust someone, we allow them to take over. We don’t micromanage. We just trust that they will get it done. That is how I feel with God. I trust Him completely. I need Him today. He will get His message out through my blog, not me. Increase God, Decrease Anne.
I am going with that motto today!