Out of Alignment

The athletic trainer gently pushed, prodded and maneuvered the shoulder back into place. I watched the athlete writhing in pain slowly relax. The hit on the football field had dislocated his shoulder. But the trainer had put it back into alignment. Although sore, the player once again had mobility and was on the mend.

Just like me.

No, my shoulder is not dislocated, but sometimes I get out of alignment with God.

I am out of alignment when:

·       I can’t hear Him,

·       I am out of sorts,

·       My thoughts don’t line up with His

·       My emotions are out of control.

Alignment is defined as:
out of position,
dislocated, disconnected, out of unity, or choppy.

When I am disjointed I am not abiding in the vine like John 15 says. If I remain in Him, I will bear fruit, but if I continue to be disconnected, I will do nothing.

When I am out of position, I take things into my own hands instead of trusting God. Psalm 62:8 says, “O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.”

When I am out of unity, I am not at peace with God or others. When my relationship God is choppy, so will it be with others. 2 John 1:3 says, Grace, mercy, and peace, which come from God …..will continue to be with us who live in truth and love.”

Yet the best evidence when I am out of alignment is Romans 8:28. “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

When things are NOT working together I have to ask why not?

You see, this verse has a condition. All things work for good for those who love God AND are called according to HIS PURPOSE for them. Things work out for the good to the plans God has for me. It is apparent that when I am not in alignment with God’s plan, things do not work for the good.

Are you in alignment with God’s plan for you?  Or do you need an adjustment?