Make Room For God

I had a conversation earlier today that had one particular sentence that I kept hearing over and over in my brain all day.

“Make Room for God.”

“Make Room for God.”

(You get how it goes).

How often do we really truly make room for God?   Not nearly enough I’d say.

We pray, sure, we pray and we talk to God.

But how often do we really “make room for God?”

Make room for God – like Mary did when the Angel Gabriel came to tell her the news.

Make room for God – like Samuel did.   Like King David did.   The list goes on and on.

And there are many people who made room for God who we don’t even know about.   They do it with quiet dignity and serve and bless in ways that others never see.    But they make room for God and we’re all better off for it.

Tonight, I had the opportunity to have a phone conversation with someone who I respect deeply.   During that conversation, he shared with me some news that wasn’t what I was hoping for.   It  wasn’t earth shaking, it wasn’t life threatening, it just wasn’t the way I had expected and hoped things would go.

I got off the phone, sighed and then said to myself, “Okay, Tom, it’s time to make room for God.”  

What does this unexpected turn of events mean?   What and how do I need to make room for God as God prepares and shows me what it all means?

I don’t know.   

But I know that if I don’t make room for God, I won’t find out.

How about you?

Where do you need to make room for God?