Linus and His Security Blanket, Pt. 3- You vs God

Posted: March 19, 2011 in Uncategorized

One thing before I jump into what I want to say in this post. I’ve really been enjoying the Linus series I started writing. It was totally one of those God Inspired things, and I love seeing where He takes this.

Just a little recap. We’re talking about security blankets; anything that we place in front of God for a sense of security or safety. I last touched on what happens when we finally give up control of our security blankets and hand them over to God. But I kind of want to jump back to the time just before we finally surrender.

You ever feel like that’s you and God sometimes? I don’t think it can get any more clearer than that video right there. When we carry these things that are just meant to be put down, God starts to intervene. All He wants, is for us to place Him first in our lives. I can’t tell you how many times God has said to me “let it go, Jess”. But do we listen? of course we don’t! We’re the most stubborn people on the face of the earth! So it kind of becomes this tug-of-war between us and God. You saw in the video, the same type of battle going on between Snoopy and Linus (ok so maybe there’s was a little more violent than what we face when battling God, but you get the point). If you think about it, you know what I’m saying is true. In that moment when God places even just a finger on our oh so precious blankets, we’re right there to duke it out with Him.

Truth is, if Gods placing His finger on something in our lives, it’s probably not too smart to fight Him on it. He wants only what’s best for us. These things that used to bring security to us, if we’re not careful or if we don’t even realize it can become something that covers God in our lives.(if you read that carefully, I have a clever play on words! Get it? cuz a blanket covers things? hehe I’m so clever!… but anyways!)

You saw Linus in that video. There was n0 way the dude was about to even remotely share the blanket with Snoopy. Sounding a little familiar? We tend to get the selfish attitude when it comes to the time where Gods trying to get us to give up our security blanket. I don’t know about any of you, but I know when I faced this type of battle with God, I was in it to win it man! But in all reality, you really think it’s that hard of a battle for God?

HE’S GOD! Come on, be serious for just one minute. He’s got to be up there laughing hysterically as we’re in this “battle”, giving it our all to hold onto this thing. We think we’re making progress, which is just plain old silly! In reality, this Tug-Of-War match is actually going a little something like this:

We’re really making NO progress. God has all the time in the world and all it would take is for Him to tug that rope just a little bit and we’d be flying across that line faster than I don’t know what. But He wants us to rely on Him. So He just waits it out, and waits for us to come to the inevitable conclusion that we lost this fight way before it even started.

So if you’re continuing to battle God with control over your security blanket, please listen to my advice. LET IT GO ALREADY!!



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