Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Have you ever been gently warned by God, not to have any input in the spiritual matters concerning someone you know may be facing? For me personally, I always hear the Lord say, "don't put your hands on nothing!" In other words, it means for me take my hands from off the pot handles, because God, the Master Chef is the one preparing what's cooking in the kitchen.
Today, if you are experiencing a "no hands" situation, can you honestly say that you have truly adhered to what the Father has spoken? Have you been able to resist the urge to intervene, comment, or seek to rescue the person, family member, or friend who God has left to their own devices? From a personal standpoint, it's best not to test those waters, especially if Father has said to "take your hands off completely." Because when you really think about it, if you do intervene, you are saying that what you have to offer the person is more powerful and effective than what God can give. It also means that you are denying the Father an opportunity to be the Holy & Sovereign God that He needs to be in the person's life.
When we seek to rescue people without seeking God's divine strategy on what His plans are, we unknowingly become the savior in that person's life. Our goal is to never try to replace what God has already made available when He sacrificed His only Son on the cross. Jesus, is the only Savior of the world, so placing ourselves where He belongs is not only unhealthy, but is not of benefit to us or the person we are seeking to help.
So what do you do to keep your hands free from interfering?
1. Cut your own enabler strings, so you won't be tempted to put your hands on the pot.
2. Redirect and focus your attention on what God has called for you to do in this season. This should be enough to keep you busy.
3. Pray and intercede for the person as directed by the Holy Spirit.
4. If they continually seek you out for help, teach them how to connect to God in prayer.
5. Stay sensitive to the winds of change. If and when God requests your assistance, be prepared to follow through with His instructions.
6. Lastly, trust that Father God has full control, because He really does.
Blessings & love,
Arnita L. Fields
A Scribe of the Lord, A Scribe for the Lord
If you are in need of the Savior, Jesus Christ
Prayer of Salvation
I repent of all of my sins and right now I do confess that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for the remission of my sins. I believe that Jesus died and was buried and rose again, and is now seated at the right hand of God in Heaven. I receive Him now as Lord of my life and I now commit to serve him for the rest of my days.
It is in Jesus’ name I do pray, Amen.