WHAT YOU RESIST PERSIST





Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your understanding; in all your ways, submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 I love getting massages. I remember my massage therapist saying, "Diane, relax so I can get into your muscle!" Not knowing I was resisting, I started taking deep breaths, and my resistance decreased. I felt my body relaxing, and then the area she was working on began to loosen up. I started thinking about the perils of resistance. Resistance is what often happens when things are uncomfortable. In some ways, it feels right to resist what hurts us, what scares us, what we don't want; it almost becomes like a protection mechanism. If we fight it, well, it will go away or change. But refusing to accept something doesn't make it go away and does not create change. What we resist persists. The book of Proverbs came from the writing of Solomon, often called "the wisest man who ever lived." Solomen knew that trust is where we must start and that we must trust in God's understanding, not our own. So, first, stop resisting and admit that His ways are higher than ours. Then, to completely surrender our troubles, burdens, worries, disappointments, and even our dreams in His capable hands, and then He will begin to establish our steps and lead us where He needs us. When I feel myself resisting, I think of that time on the massage table, and I tell myself to take a deep breath, relax and allow God to work.


REFLECT

Where are you resisting? Can you trust every part of your life in God's capable hands?