Recently convicted that I had set up limits around my life
Limits to protect those I love
Limits to maintain a sense of control
Limits to protect our level of comfort
Limits that I built without knowing it
Limits that could get in the way of God’s plans for my family and me
Once convicted, God gave me a picture
The boundary I had constructed was quite expansive, not right around me
I wanted to fully live for Him, but even far-off walls limit us
The walls were not high, but very low to the ground
My walls were beautifully constructed with care
My walls were strong
My walls held inside of them my husband, our two children and me
My walls were set up to protect our lives, health, education, and future
I have plans for tomorrow…don’t you?
Then God asks me to tear down these walls, my limits
In my prayers I watched myself deconstruct the walls I had so carefully built
Tear down the walls that I had built without even knowing it
Destroy the walls that could limit what God has in store for us
Walls meant to protect us
God asks, do you trust Me?
Do you trust Me with what you value most?
As I sit within the rubble of my torn down walls, these questions play through my mind
I want to say yes,
But can I?
Can I really trust God with everything?
I know I should
I know He is faithful
The questions simultaneously bring me
fear, joy, confusion, anxiety, and excitement
Where will I place my trust?
In man-made walls or the hands of God?
I know what my answer should be…
Am I brave enough in Him to say yes?
Am I brave enough to walk with my family beyond the rubble and truly live in Him?
Will I say yes today?
© 2013 by Brooke F Sulahian