“We could all stand to make some room and let God suck some terrific stuff into the space we create.”
A thought by Bob Goff, (2014-01-07) from his book with Barna Group, Multi-Careering: Do Work That Matters at Every Stage of Your Journey (Frames) (p. 49). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
We have so much to do. And we have no time to create space for God to fill it with terrific stuff for into our life.
Bob says, “It’s amazing how a little elbow room can give us clarity about our choices and fresh perspective on our priorities. We accumulate activities and obligations like we’re hoarders — because, actually, we are. We have stacks of things we keep doing just because they are familiar to us, not because they are meaningful for us. It’s why so many of us (72%) feel stressed out and many of us admit to being overcommitted at work or even in our relationships.”
Even the good things we do because of a feeling of responsibility and duty rob us of the potential to really live out the life God has for us.
He continues, “So quit something. Try it. It will change your world. It will change your marriage. It will blow your mind. You may have things blocking your progress, blocking your family, even blocking your view of God. For goodness’ sake, don’t wait until Thursday (Bob quits something every Thursday). Don’t have a Bible study about it. Just quit, right now. It will give both you and God some room to move around in your life. Sometimes the best way to fix something is to quit it.”
There is so much we have the potential for so much that is so meaningful if we would just quit doing some of that other stuff. Jesus said that He came so that we may have life and have it more abundantly. He has so much out there for us. Don’t let that other stuff block your view of what He has for you.
So what are you going to quit so you can have more room?