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Is Your Box Too Small?

Have you ever tried to over fill a box?

Have you found that no matter how many times you twist and turn the contents, taking everything out and rearranging it, that it simply doesn’t fit?

Eventually, you’re forced to face the fact that the limits of your box are simply too small to hold the capacity of what you’re trying to contain?

Yeah, been there; done that.

I’ve done it in the physical sense, but I’ve also found myself falling into this pattern many times in a spiritual sense. Too often, I’ve tried to make God fit into a box.

As I’ve struggled to contain His limitless wisdom, His unending power, or make His unfathomable thoughts fit into the parameters of my understanding, my ideas, my wants or desires, or even my beliefs, I’ve found that it simply cannot be done.

He cannot be boxed in.

I’ve also found that the struggle ends when I stop trying to fit Him into a box and allow Him to be Who He is and work in my life in the way that He sees best.

It’s when I abandon my boxes and follow Him without reserve that I am able to experience His freedom, His abundant life, and the full expanse of all He has to offer.

“He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted”

(Job 9:10, NIV)

Adessa Holden is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God specializing in Women's Ministry. Together with her brother, Jamie, they manage 4One Ministries and travel the East Coast speaking, holding conferences, and producing Men's and Women's resources that provide practical Biblical teaching for everyday life.

When asked about herself, she'll tell you "I'm a women's minister, a sister, and a daughter. I love to laugh and spend time with people. My favorite things are chocolate, the ocean, sandals and white capris, anything purple, summertime and riding in the car listening to music. It is my absolute honor and privilege to serve Jesus and women through this ministry."

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