For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV)
Can I be honest? I used to struggle a lot with being comfortable with who I am. My spontaneous, impromptu way of living sometimes made me self-conscience. Especially when it dealt with building my relationship with Christ. You see, the only way to build a relationship, with Christ or anyone else for that matter, is to spend time together.
This is where my insecurities once steamed. Growing up in the church and being involved in countless ministries and developmental classes, there was always instructions on how to properly have alone time with Christ. The instructions would consist of something along the lines of “wakeup early in the morning to meet with God… read a Chapter of the Bible… pray to God and wait to hear from Him… Journal what you hear God saying…” I struggled with this because it seemed I could NEVER get this right. I thought it had to consistently look a certain way. Can you relate?
I just couldn’t seem to get my routine perfect. Then God revealed to me, “I never created you to be a routine person. I created you to be spontaneous for a reason. Yes, structure is good and necessary at times, but your spontaneity allows me to flow the way I need to in your life. There are times where in your quite time all I want you to do is sing to Me (Psalm 98:1). Or maybe something is really heavy on your heart and I just want you to journal and tell Me about it (1Peter 5:7). Then other times I just want you to intercede for others (Colossians 1:9). The spontaneous spirit I placed in you makes it viable for the Holy Spirit to flow and you to experience me in fresh new ways.”
The reality is, when we conform to something other than being led by Christ, we compromise one of the promises of God according to John 14:26.
Our culture is so conditioned to seek help outside of the help that truly matters. We are bombarded with countless materials like, “Ways to a Better Tomorrow”, “5 Steps to Experiencing Happiness Now”, “Prayers that Move God”, etc. These promises of better, happier, more, sometimes makes it difficult to identify when the Helper is reminding us of what the Father said.
How are you allowing God to move in your life? Is He able to flow freely in you? If God spoke to you in a different way then what you are used to, would you be able to recognize it?
Prayer: God, help me to not box You into what I think You should be. Flow freely in my life so that Your will be done through me. Allow me to be in tune with Your Holy Spirit so I don’t miss Your leading. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!