And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments;
this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning,
so that you should walk in it.
2 John 1:6
The costs of disobedience are always higher than the benefits of pushing through a closed door.
If the Lord has sealed off an opportunity or path, it’s for your protection. The right response is to wait patiently and be faithful in your current situation. In time, He’ll either open the doors or windows, or redirect you to the path that leads to His will for His purpose.
When we give ourselves fully to the LORD we are entrusting Him with our decisions and therefore allowing full control in our lives. When we yield to the Holy Spirit we are saying, “Lord I am Yours and I know that You only want what’s best for me. Insomuch, I turn my life over to You and know that You reign now and always.”
As we read the Bible and grow in His word and Spirit…we are becoming smaller as He is getting Bigger in us. We are allowing the Spirit to be nourished and thereby substantially growth will happen each day in our practice of obedience and love towards our Father.
When we leave Him out of the equation of our circumstances and choices…we are not depending on Him to guide us, lead us, inform us…and touch us deeply with His capacity of Sovereign and Supernatural Power. The ability to let Him take control of our lives is a submission of yielding to His will and being obedient in the Word.
Meditate, pray…talk to Him.
Seek His face daily.
Spend time with Him alone.
Download His word into your spirit.
Trust in Him fully.
Make all supplication to Him.
Praise Him daily.
And, most of all…love Him with all of your heart, mind, body and soul. And, know that He alone is LORD!