[Key Word: BONDS]
It’s something we all dream of, whether or not we admit to it. There’s something comforting in being able to predict what’s going to happen, or assume the reactions of specific people.
Sure, we like a couple spontaneous surprises, or impromptu add-ons to our daily routine, but we don’t like when seemingly concrete things turn out differently than we expect it.
Sometimes we try to put ropes and bonds on God. Yes, I did just say that. I’ll be the first to admit that I do this.
Disclaimer- I’m no theology student, I’m just a teenager trying to know God and make Him known.
Sometimes I put bonds like Fear and Pride on God. I try to put Him in the cage of My Control. I pretend to give Him total freedom, when in fact I only want Him to do what I want to be done.
It’s a selfish little paradox, and a hard habit to break.
We only want God when He can help us. It’s easy to cry out to Him when a loved on is sick, or when a major test we haven’t studied for comes up. It’s easy to humble ourselves and beg for help in those times.
But what about the other times?
The times when life is actually going pretty smoothly. The times when you have a decision between two different epic opportunities? The times when you’re bored and have no one to talk to?
That’s usually when we put God back in our little box and tell Him, “I’ve got this under control, You don’t have to worry about it.”
How ridiculous is that? Telling the God of the universe who created all time and space that we “got this”?
That’s like a kindergartener telling his highschool older sister not to worry about her College Algebra assignment- he’s got it. He’ll do all her homework for her, she can go chill with her friends.
That’s like a dog telling it’s master not to bother about supper, he’ll make it for the both of them.
“For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”– 1 Corinthians 1:25 ESV
You can’t put the supernatural in a box made by a mere mortal. All the human bonds in the world won’t keep Him down. It might in your mind, you might think you’ve repressed God from interfering from your life-
But is a life without God something you actually want? I for one would much rather have God than the Enemy.
So let God out of your control box. He was never in it in the first place. It was all in your mind, and the sooner you realise that, the better off you’ll be.
I’m not saying this is easy- I know for a fact that it’s not. I certainly have control issues and have tried to box Him in.
Fun fact: It doesn’t work.