Saturday, October 16, 2021

October 16

As I look out the window, I have an obstructed view. If there weren’t a giant, white building there, I would have a full view of the beach. Don’t get me wrong, I can still see the beach between the buildings, and I have a whole panorama of the intercostal, so I’m not trying to act spoiled. However, I wish that building wasn’t there because it keeps me from seeing clearly. All I have to do is take a short walk, put my toes in the sand, and I can see the glorious view of water and sand for miles. 

I compare that building to the fear, trauma, and rejection of our past; it blocks us from seeing the complete picture of Jesus and the vast world he opens up for us when we allow him to remove all of those things from our lives and live in freedom. It’s only a short walk to get past it, but most don’t want to take the time to walk out to the sand for the view to open up. Imagine how extraordinary our lives would be without the obstructions from our past. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you remove anything impeding your view of him so you can live in his peace.

for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7

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