So, I feel like I’m last to join the party, but I’m reading William P. Young’s The Shack. It’s a punch to the gut since the principal lesson is to let go of any notion that we have any other responsibility than to say Yes.
“Return from your independence…Give up being his judge and know Papa (God) for who he is. Then you will be able to embrace his love in the midst of your pain, instead of pushing him away with your self-centered perception of how you think the universe should be.”
I find myself regularly frustrated with God because I believe I know how things are supposed to be. However, it is the times when I have just been available, often as a result of exhaustion, confusion, or hurt and the resulting inability to do much of anything, when He has shown up magnificently in my life.
For all those times, wouldn’t it have been easier to just say Yes?