Summary: Untie those knots!
Text found in the book of Matthew 21:1-3
Key text: Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.
It seems so everlasting that we face the mecca of scheduled setbacks, circumstances, and mismatches that ship us away from our greatest potential. And once we reach that point in life, where we find ourselves being shipped to an unknown place in our hearts we instnatly become tied up with situations, people who may have similar stances, as well as, our own negative outlook of things to come. From there we are easily submissive and tied down due to everyday demands.
Many of us are tied down with relationships, raising children, and holding a honest reputation at work, up until the point where we realize we need a permanent vacation. We need a permanent vacation from the bondage of everyday activites, we need a vacation from the knots of material things and the evil things money can buy, we need a vacation from the hard knots of life.
I’m sorry, but that brand new Lexus vehicle isn’t going to pull up speaking in an audible voice saying "I love you", that new big screen Magnovox isn’t going to just grow arms and hug you, that expensive outfit isn’t going to come alive and encourage you in your worst hour. Some of you need to get around someone who will speak a word from God, send a message from scripture into your situation,and ultimately untie you from the knots you’ve been in. Loose yourself!
In verse 3 Jesus said, "go over into the village agaisnt you. In those days the village was a small unit or community on the outskirts of a major town or province. This is symbolic in the form that Jesus isn’t going into the world until the Church is loosed from the knots. And it’s time for the Christian believer to go over into their hearts and find the potential that Jesus infers is tied up. Loose your potential because the Lord has a need for you. You might be able to outdance Ciara and outrap Twister, but if you can’t untie the very essence of life which is belief in God that he can and will use you in miraculous ways, God can’t use you. God can’t use you if you are tied up in knots and refuse to be untied.
Jesus said go find: and sometimes we have to go find our potential, but its hard to find something if you don’t have Jesus ordering you in that direction (is anybody going to listen to me). You don’t have to hide out. Once you find your potential then you must loose your potential and untie those knots.
When circumstances get too tight, you must untie some of those thoughts you’ve felt tied to, and unravel some of those knots in your mind that try to hold you back from your purpose. Others are tied in knots concerning school, finances, job and career knots that may be hard to get loose. But it’s time for the church to understand, that in order for God to use your potential, you’ll have to not only find but you’ll have to loose your spirit from whatever knot its in. Likewise, in the text the donkey and colt were tied together and possibly related. This illustration shows that many times others have ties to you. They may be tied to your ministry, your job, or your character, but God wants you to be found, loosed, and ultimately used for Christian service. Make yourself available, because the best person in Chirst is free. God wants to take you to a special place, so are you ready to be untied from the hard knots? Do you want to be loosed in your mind and spirit?
In conclusion, there was a time not long ago in a campus ministry where I was under attack from other christian organizations. I’d get phone calls from my leaders who wanted to know if I knew would other ministries were saying about us. I affirmed that I knew all about it, and wasn’t moved by the tightness of the situation. Immediatly, I had my leadership team schedule a meeting with every one of those christian organizations. It was done.
Now at the meeting I found out that many ministries had inquiring minds about how our ministry was the fastest growing ministry on campus and how we’d gotten results in so little time. By the end of the meeting I stood up and shared with them the key to our success. First, I emphasized that in order to see church growth you have to find them, loose them, and ultimately God will use them. Then they looked around only to witness all of our ministry teams who made themselves available. It doesn’t feel good when you know people who are tied up in knots and you still do nothing. Jesus died on the cross to pay the price for us to be loosed. Not only did he die, but he rose with all power so that with us being free, we can have purpose and direction.
Enjoy life in Christ- Be blessed in the name of Jesus Christ.