Stop forcing things to happen

Have you noticed that things in nature grow and produce fruit without any effort? Have you also noticed that the more we attempt to control our life, the more fear and anxiety controls us? 

So if that is the case why do we like forcing things to happen in our lives?

Lack of faith and trust in God is at the heart of the problem. And this usually is driven by fear- fear that whatever we’ve been trusting God for won’t happen.

And once we’ve convinced ourselves enough that it won’t happen we seek to replace God with the best god who can to do the job faster.  And usually we become the replacement.

Habakkuk 2:3 says: For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

Stop forcing things to happen


Basically, God makes things happen at exactly the right time!

Often times, God holds something back because we desire it too much.

Our hearts and eyes are to be fixed on Jesus. But instead we have placed  His gifts, purposes and call above Him.

God wants to be first in your life (Matthew 6:33).

Don’t get me wrong; I’m not suggesting that you should simply give up and accept whatever life throws at you. It’s important to have pursue your God given goals and work toward your dreams.

But those things should not be the focus. God should be!

Hence Proverbs 16:9 says, "man plans but God is the one who decides on the outcome.

We were created for a relationship not work. Work is just an expression of who we are not but NOT who we are.

So, cease striving and trying to force things to happen.


It’s time - time to yield and depend on God fully again; to let things unfold His way, in His perfect rhythm of Grace.

And as you do the Holy Spirit will release your mind from the need to fix everything, to maintain everything, to control everything.

For God knows the plans He has for you.  They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. ~Jeremiah 29:11