“We have a strong city; God makes salvation its walls and ramparts. Open the gates that the righteous nation may enter, the nation that keeps faith. You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord is the Rock eternal. He humbles those who dwell on high, he lays the lofty city low; he levels it to the ground and casts it down to the dust, feet trample it down-the feet of the oppressed, the footsteps of the poor. The path of the righteous is level. O upright one, you make the way of the righteous smooth. Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws we wait for you; your name and renown are the desires of our hearts.”
I’ve been considering this scripture all week. I keep thinking about walls coming down. We all have walls. They were put up to protect us and keep out the unwanted. The problem with walls is that even though we keep things out, we keep ourselves from coming out as well. We remain confined without growth. We define our safety within our walls, but at the same time confine our God-given talents, abilities, and stunt or postpone his purpose for us. Our fears are hindering us from actively following His plan. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to miss out on His plan for me nor His promises. I want these walls to come down. I don’t know how this happens except for fervent prayer and seeking Him. Trusting that He is my security. This can’t be all there is. This can’t be it. I don’t want to be confined to my false sense of security. My security is remaining in Him daily, trusting for my every need met while at the same time putting forth my time and energy in pouring into the others around me.
Friends, I need words and boldness to do this. I need to stop being afraid. I need these walls to come down so I can reach up and reach out. I know I’m not alone in this. What’s holding you back? Keep me in your prayers and I’ll hold you up as well.