God can do anything, you know – far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.
Ephesians 3:20-21 (MSG)
God won’t push us around. If there’s a change you sense or you feel a tug, God won’t make you do it. He’s not a bully or a hard-handed father. (My friends, God is so Reggio
On the one hand, this makes us feel incredibly safe. We’re not God’s little robots, forced into lives we don’t want. We have choice and autonomy.
On the other hand, this is unbelievably scary. You mean that if I sense change is needed in my life, I’m responsible for giving God space to work it out? That Spirit we sense at work won’t magically transform us overnight into the life of our dreams but rather we have to employ our gifts of listening and sensing and being sensitive to the inner-workings in our lives?
Freedom and responsibility.