Walls. They prop up our structures. They give us protection, privacy, and a sense of security. Walls can also isolate us, impeded us, and entrap us. All these functions can be good or bad, depending on our motivation.
But any wall that stands between you and what God wants for you needs to come down. In Joshua chapter 6, the Children of Israel face their first big wall, upon entering the Promise Land. They know they don’t have the skill, ability, or strength to take the wall down themselves. So, in humble dependance, they bring God to the wall. They bring the ark of the covenant, (the symbol of God’s presence, promise, and power) to the wall that needs to come down. Then, they simply do as He instructs them…even though His instructions seem unorthodox and inefficient. (Zech. 4:6)
What is the wall in your life that is standing between you and what God wants for you? Is it mental, emotional, relational, physical, or spiritual? Have you tried, in courage and humility, taking God to your wall and simply being obedient…even when it doesn’t look like it’s working? It can mean the difference between the wall crumbling and you crumbling.