Loving God means obeying his commands. And God’s commands are not too hard for us. (1 John 5:3)
No excuses: That’s what God wants us to understand. His commands are not too difficult for us. If we believe, we love. If we love, we obey. We access God’s power because of our belief. We aren’t concerned with having God’s power because we want to be powerful. We want God’s power because it reveals him to others. When God shows up in our lives, he shows up to others. We glorify him by becoming transparent, allowing him to show himself and work through us.
God will invade any space we make for him. As we yield to him, he fills us. As he fills us, we radiate his glory. We become transparent. Our presence is secondary. God’s is primary. Yielding is both difficult and easy. It’s difficult because we must set aside our own self-centeredness. God replaces our priorities, boundaries, strength, courage, and peace with his. Being transparent isn’t about being who we want to be; it’s about being who God created us to be. It’s not about self-discovery; it’s about God discovery. It’s not about loving ourselves. It’s about loving God. In the process of becoming transparent so that God works and shows through us, we will love God, know God, and accept God for who we are more, trusting him for and being content with who he created us to be. As we yield control, we find living by God’s guidance is easier than struggling for control.
What is in your life right now that seems too difficult to yield to God? Let God give you fresh perspective, showing you the difference between hard and too hard. Be transparent with him. Ask God to reveal to you the areas in which you need to more completely yield to him and become transparent with him and the people around you. Trust him to give you his courage and strength even when you feel vulnerable in your transparency.