God desires that we experience more, much more of His goodness!
Those things that block the abundance He desires for us and that Jesus paid for – in full – are our own fear-based ‘needs.’
There’s a good desire to be understood, but there’s also an unhealthy need to be understood. There is a healthy desire to be accepted by others, but there is also an unhealthy need that is based on fear.
Noone desires to feel alone and lonely. God made us as social creatures. But there is also a fear of being lonely that goads us into making unwise choices.
A fear of serving others because they may take advantage of our service can be a hindrance to acts helping others in need.
Then there’s the fear of death and the pressure of trials, or the fear of having nothing if we follow the will of the Lord for our lives.
All of these fears hinder the flow of God’s goodness from reaching our experience. The heart of God’s desire for us is that we may taste and see that He is good and His love endures forever.
Many times, the first step to being able to experience His plan and purpose for our lives is to recognize those fears that so easily beset us.
Yes, the verse says ‘sins’ that easily beset us. That is exactly what putting up with these fears robbing us from the fullness of God’s desire is. Sins.
When we recognize them for what they are, bring them to God as such, lay them aside by choosing to look to Him for who He truly is…
We begin tasting…actually tasting His goodness. And, mmm it is good!
Lord, Deliver me…
From the unhealthy need to be understood and accepted
From the fear of being lonely
From the fear of being taken advantage in service
From the fear of death and trials
From everything that hinders me from knowing You in the fullness of Your goodness,.