The sphere of our control is space where the supernatural is missing. The supernatural only occurs within an atmosphere of risk, uncertainty – the place of faith. When I play it safe with my life, with my giving, with my giftings, with where I go and don’t go, with who I meet and don’t meet, then I create the kind of space that pride and the religious spirit like to use. They settle in nicely there.
But when I step out into the uncomfortable, into the unknown with love and faith, where I am the master of nothing, the supernatural begins to enter, the air seems to charge with power as the Master moves into this space. Like a trumpet call inviting angelic intervention, actions of love combined with faith beckon God to move through us (John 14:12). The Spirit of God moves when we are out of control.
Jesus said that everyone who is born of God is like the wind -
“The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit” (John 3:8)
Predictability is an indicator of something caged and lifeless, but wind is fresh, unpredictable and indicator of someone born of the Spirit. You never know where or when the winds will move. You and I have been born of the Spirit, called to be like the wind. We are the light of the world, called to bring an encouraging breeze to stagnant hopelessness, called to creatively refresh the hearts of the hurting and lonely.
If we took inventory in our lives for just a moment, are there areas under our control where faith has no freedom to move? If so, let’s identify it, shove it into the light, and get back on the trail of adventure. Give away some money, give away some love, dole out some hope, ask God for a new mission to go on with Him today, and like the wind, He will lead you into a place of refreshing someone else’s life with His love.
Living out of control is the place where we are free, where we can see clearly, where the supernatural is present in our every day lives….