"I want you to be all Mine. I am weaning you from other dependencies. Your security rests in Me alone; not in other people, not in circumstances... I am always before you, beckoning you on - one step at a time." (22)
When God is in the process of "weaning" us from "all other dependencies" it can seem quite uncomfortable. It reminds me of "weaning" a child from a pacifier. These are the times when we, like small children, feel most vulnerable and insecure. We tend to struggle with being detached from the comfortable and the most familiar.
Specifically, because I tend to be more relational, it has been quite painful to be "weaned" from certain relationships or environments, not because they were bad, but because I had become so attached. The struggle actually became an opportunity for personal growth and insight.
In retrospect, I can see how a God-crafted, risk-laden adventure helped me to shake off a kind of lethargic, comfortable season in my spiritual walk. Thus, I've had to be "more" dependent upon God and less dependent on others. So, I'm learning to change my struggle into a snuggle...with God!
My friend, Melissa, shared the following, which was so insightful I wanted to include it...
She said..."I liked the commentary for Deuteronomy 33:27 in my bible. It says "No storm can destroy us when we take refuge in him. Those without God, however, must be forever cautious". There have been times I was scared of change or even to be bold for God because of "what might happen", but Romans 8:39 gives us the promise that nothing will be able to separate us from His love! So if we live for God what can happen? Obviously my world doesn’t come crumbling down when changes occur or even when I step out of my comfort zone. In fact, I am closer to God in the process because I am leaning on His everlasting arms! Psalm 18:30 "As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him."
How true...Thanks, Melissa!
I am learning daily that my "security rests in Him alone; not in other people, not in circumstances." In the midst of all this, I deeply desire for God to be more and more glorified in more and more dimensions of my life this year. So, rather than struggling with God, I choose to...
Snuggle in Tight...dmc