I have worked with people that are smart, religious, theological, powerful, determined, weak, confused, lost and everything in-between. The one common denominator of those who find the healing, restoration and freedom that they are looking for is if they are simply willing. If someone is willing to keep the field open instead of being closed minded to what God is doing, then they can move forward. If they can’t, they won’t.
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God can do so much with willingness. Even our smallest yes can begin the snowball effect of moving in a new, healing direction. God honors the dignity of our choices. So, God waits on us to give Him permission to do what it is needed.
We often want change that we are unwilling to give God permission to begin.
For example: I want to love people better, but I am not sure I am willing to give God permission to break down my selfishness. I want to hear God’s voice, but I am not sure I am willing to give God permission to tell me things I don’t want to hear. I want to trust God, but I am not sure I am willing to enter into vulnerability and the surrender of control.
So… what do you really want? And are you willing to do the hard, uncomfortable work to get what you truly desire?
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We can start by looking for the smaller areas in your life where you have been closed off. Let go a little bit. Dip your toe in. Be vulnerable. Trust God and see what happens. Become a willing person because God can do so much with willingness.
A Meditation Prayer:
Meditate by saying this prayer slowly and breathing deeply through it over and over: “God I give you access. I give you permission. I invite you in. I am open to you God.” Doing this many times through a day, week or even months will create new pathways of willingness in your life.