When we think of this phrase being used, we tend to think of it in terms of leaving somebody alone. We never think of it in terms of giving someone a space that is owed to them, a space that is rightfully theirs.So when we use this phrase in reference of giving God HIS space, we are talking about ,are you giving God his leadership role, allowing him to lead you and guide you? or do you treat God as just an assistant who is there in the background waiting to be called on whenever you need him?
When Daniel was asked by king Nebuchadnezzar if he could see and interpret his dream, His reply wasn’t yes “I” can, rather his reply was “neither wise men, conjurers, magicians nor diviners are able to declare it to the king. However, there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries” (Daniel 2:26-28). Daniel gave God his space. He gave God the center stage to work, AND THEN Daniel was able to tell the king what GOD had shown him about his dream. So before Daniel met with the king about his interpretation of his dream, he asked God for guidance. Daniel then gave God the credit and glory for the interpretation, and then followed the duties God instructed him to do. This same process is seen all throughout the Bible with Moses, Joshua, Daniel, Paul, and especially Jesus. Our relationship with God should be first to Ask for guidance, give God his space to lead, and then follow/do what he asks of us. This is starting to sound like a partnership, huh? We as christians have a huge tendency to either do before asking, just because we are impatient and eager for results, OR we ask and don’t do for the simple fact that sometimes what God asks of us can be outside of our comfort zone, or we have just become way too complacent and “wait for God to do the work”.
Don’t forget that the greatest commandment in the Bible is to “Love the Lord YOUR God with all your heart, mind, and soul” emphasis on the “ YOUR” Because even though we are Gods, he is OURS. How do you normally build a relationship with someone that is YOURS? It tends to be pretty intimate right? Think of the relationships you have built with YOUR parents,YOUR friends,YOUR girlfriend/wife,YOUR boyfriend/husband.YOUR kids…etc. When you find your relationship with God on a higher level than those, you’ll find that God will bless, magnify, and Guide you through all your other relationships. So, take some time to reflect and ask yourself, are you giving God HIS space?