One set of obstacles is a very human stubborn attachment to the idea that I’ll be happy if. . .
Which means I will only be happy if everything turns our just right, if I am in control, or if I meet everyone’s expectations. Take a moment to identify your own, “If only.”
I could be really happy if only _____________________________.
I could trust God if only __________________________________.
My life would be different if only ___________________________.
Tell God how much you want these things. And also. . .
. . . offer God your willingness to look beyond these things and simply receive the gift of relationship. Pause and rest in the knowledge of God’s love for you.