What has the Holy Spirit kept you from doing lately?
This is a question I have not thought about often enough.
I tend to believe that when something doesn’t work out, I just need to work harder to make it happen. Or I just need to give up.
In Acts 16, we see Paul and Barnabas express a desire to take the gospel of Jesus into Asia. Yet, as Luke describes it, they are kept from doing so by the Spirit.
Perhaps Paul and Barnabas didn’t see their challenge as a spiritual one, like Luke does. But as Luke reflects on it, he can see Christ at work in such a way that Paul and Barnabas were kept from going where they wanted.
What if we were to stop trying to force things, and trust that if something is not working, perhaps it is a work of the Spirit?
Sure, there might be danger in this approach. But is it not something worth considering?
God can use you to further his Kingdom – in God’s timing though.
Let’s learn to be patient, to wait and listen, and then upon hearing God’s call, to faithfully move in the direction he is leading us.
Jamie Johnson – Director of Friends LeadershipTweet