“Leave room for Jesus.”
That’s what we’d tease dating friends who always seemed to want to be close to each other. It was a light-hearted way to remind them that God’s way is better than our way.
The principle applies to much more than just purity in relationships though.
Franklin Graham, in his autobiography Rebel With a Cause, describes “God-room.” A mentor of his explained it this way:
“Listen, Buddy, ’God room’ is when you have seen a need you believe God wants you to meet. You try, but you can’t…That’s when you pray and leave room for God to work. You watch God close that gap.”
There are many reasons why it’s hard to leave that space for God to work…