We Can’t Stop the Wind and We Can’t Create It

When I was a kid my parents bought me a “wind breaker,” a light jacket that I could wear in spring or fall that would take the edge off any cold air blowing. It served its purpose. But it didn’t stop the wind.

As Billy Graham preached, “Can you see God? You haven’t seen him? I’ve never seen the wind. I see the effects of the wind, but I’ve never seen the wind. There’s a mystery to it.”  You can’t stop the wind. You can’t stop God. Now you can hinder what He might do in your life. You can hide in your shelter. You can put on your “wind breaker” but you really can’t stop God.

Growing up in Michigan we didn’t have central air or air conditioning. When summer came it wasn’t as hot as it is here in Kentucky but sometimes it would get up into the 90s. And when it did we would cool our house by turning on our attic fan. It did a tremendous job of blowing air OUT the attic and sucking in the air through the open windows of the house. It was effective but it wasn’t as powerful as wind. It couldn’t blow a tree down or help bring down the leaves from the trees.

Jesus said in John 3, “The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” Sometimes we think we have to act for God. We turn on the fan of our spiritual lives. But it doesn’t work very well. Or at least not as well as God Himself.

We can’t stop the wind and we can’t create it. We can’t play God and we can’t stop Him. Let Him blow you where He may and obey that call.  hat’s where you’ll live a life of no regrets. God is unstoppable. So stop trying to stop Him.


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