Sometimes our children do wrong things. Many times they do wrong things but are they still my children? Yes. They never come to me and wonder if they will be able to still live in the house. They are still part of the family. They do things that are wrong but they are forgiven. So they continue to be in relationship with Mom and Dad. God wants us to understand that He loves us far more than we even love our own children. And if we take care of the needs of our children how much more will God take care of our needs.
Don’t be afraid to come out of your little world. Don’t be afraid to come out of the box, for there are things that God has for you that are far beyond anything you could imagine. I don’t know about you but I can imagine quite a bit. Anything you can imagine, God want to do greater things. But, we must let Him do those things for us. And we must get out of the box. We must say yes to Him so that we don’t have to spend the rest of our lives being self-centered, being consumed with our own needs. God’s plan for us is out of the box it is beyond our little world. The greatest fulfillment of your life is outside your little world. There is an entire world that God wants you to touch. It is hard to imagine, it is hard for you to believe it, but we serve a God that is far bigger than we are and He wants to empower you and give you vision so that you can do the Will of God.
I have said this statement to you before; if you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you always have. And who is satisfied with that? See, religion teaches us that we must seek and seek and seek and seek but never really find. But Jesus teaches us something different. I remember Jesus saying, “Seek and you will find, knock and the door shall be opened, ask and you shall receive.” It is a far different picture than we have about ourselves. Seek and you will find. There is a finding but that finding is not in our world, there is a better way to say it, it is not in our box. It is in the Spirit, it is in the Spirit, it is outside ourselves. It is outside our needs, outside our personal desires.
It is one thing to let God out of control, to let God out of the box - but it is a completely different thing for us to get out of the box as well.