There are many things that can get in the way of our spiritual growth and maturity. In fact in my personal life, business and a lack of discipline get in the way all of the time. Looking at my schedule shows me what is most important in my life and if we would take the time to look at our schedules we will see where our priorities lie and possible figure out why our lives are so out of balance. Getting in the way, however, is not always a bad thing. In fact, perhaps we should get in the way more often.
I have been praying for God to show me how coaching and living here in the park are connecting. In searching for what He has called me to do the I have found that He has called me to get in the way. Get in the way of what?
He has called me to get in the way of young boys becoming drug addicts and womanizers. He has called me to get in the way of people feeling like they are worthless and unable to achieve beyond what they have. I am called to get in the way of young girls becoming mothers too early, or prostitutes to support a drug habit. He has put me here to get in the way of young girls feeling low and inconfident, making them prime candidates for sexual abuse. He has put me here to get in the way of young men ending up in prison or becoming thugs. He has put me here to get in the way of spousal abuse and oppression. He has called me to get in the way of women becoming objects of lust and men becoming oppressors of women. What has He called me here for? To get in the way of those walking the path to death and darkness, and guide them out of the darkness and into the light.
My question to you is, are you getting in the way?