“There is nothing like suspense and anxiety for barricading a human’s mind against the Enemy. He wants men to be concerned with what they do; our business is to keep them thinking about what will happen to them.”
― C.S. Lewis
For those of you who may not know the story about C. S. Lewis, he was a devout atheist until he had a spiritual experience, Lewis then went on to become one of the most prolific Christian writer’s in America. In his writings he talks about resistance as does the English philosopher and writer Hubert Spencer, when he said: He “There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance—that principle is contempt prior to investigation.”
We often resist what is best for us. We resist change because that requires effort on our part.
Resistance is wired into the human condition, but it is only when we can stop resisting and surrender, that we find the peace that we had sought all along.
Whether it be in personal matters with others, or when we find ourselves in a difficult situation, at some point, after we have done all we know to do, we have to surrender to providence and allow God to have his way. So much or our suffering can be found in resistance.
To avoid resistance doesn’t mean we don’t try, it just means that most of the time we can only do so much. There’s no point in fighting against the world. Things often shake out in the end, and things settle in to the way they were meant to be.
Today, I will not resist the will of God!