“Trust in and rely confidently on the LORD with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, and He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].”
Proverbs 3:5-6 AMP
Our perspective is from this tangible, 3D world. This is understandable because for many of us, what we absorb with our senses, is our reality.
But there is so much more!
On the most basic level, if we simply recognize and acknowledge there are 1,000 more perspectives than our own we begin to unravel the barriers between us and God. Here is a simple example:
The rules that we apply here on this earth are not fixed - they are not IT. For example, if we drop and apple from a tree, we know it will go down. So we build our precepts, our beliefs on this so-called certainty. However in truth this is only a law on earth. In space - the apple would go up! There it is a completely different set of rules.
And God’s dimension is like that. How could we presume to even come close to knowing how things work in HIS dimension?!
God’s dimension is so vast, so infinite in possibilities, how can we even begin to “understand” all the possibilities and the why’s and how’s behind them? In fact, it is our own false knowledge that has gotten in the way and builds a barrier between our own understanding and connection with God.
We must humble ourselves and give up our idea that everything is as it seems (to us). Then our prayer connection with God, our own truth becomes more direct and less inhibited. If we are able to let go enough we gain insight beyond our own.
We have built entire systems based on our own ideas; on false knowledge which only perpetuates more problems. Instead of opening up to God, we rely on our own mind to fix the problem. This in turn usually brings about more problems, which we then try to fix with our own limited minds again!
So how do we connect to The Source - to God? How do we find answers beyond our own perspectives and limited understandings?
We first must make space. We must push away our own perspectives, clearing our “cluttered desk” of preconceived precepts, making space for for the Holy Spirit to flow within and guide us.
Imagine that you have a large novel task ahead of you. You have no idea how to approach it. You feel the stress of being overwhelmed by this task. Finally you gain enough courage to sit down at your desk, and in front of you are stacks of stuff.
To someone else, it may look like a cluttered mess, but to you, it is meaningful. You know where things are, and why. You have your set of rules that works for you (your created perspective). You can find things. You function well with your system. In fact, you notice a bill that needs to be paid, and soon you are drawn in to a myriad of other things that need to be done.
The task at hand falls by the wayside.
The next day, you set your resolve. What might you do first? Clear the desk. Now you have no clutter, no impending tasks to distract you. You have a clear space so that your first step might come to you undistracted and unfettered.
This is what we must do to ourselves if we truly want to hear God’s word (energy) and pray from a place of openness and resulting connection. We have to clear that cluttered desk (our mind).
By clearing our mind and letting go of our own thoughts and ideas of how things should be, we create a place from which God can guide us. In this place we can let go of our preconceived “ideas” and “acknowledge and recognize” (receive) Him. Here, in this place of emptying our selves, we can hear.
Our intended path will become “straight and smooth.”
Help me to let go of my own perspectives
of how things should be
Help me to empty of my “self”
Clearing space for You to easily flow through me.
With joy and confidence I ask of You -
Help me let go
Clear my mind and body
Make my paths straight and smooth.
Metaphorically push away our own perspectives, clearing our “cluttered desk” of preconceived precepts, making space for the Holy Spirit to flow within and guide to us.