Usually this term is used when we are not mindful of trying to stuff God in a box that we have made for Him. In other words putting God in a box is usually seen by others who peer into our lives from the outside thinking that they know our relationship with God more than ourselves.
Or, we are just not aware that is exactly what we are trying to do. Make God fit into our plans by coercing the All Mighty into a place that we believe is where the two of us must co-exist for the benefit of mankind.
Both the above carry the weight of truth, depending on whose eyes you are using.
But lets look at this subject from a different angle.
Wm Paul Young writes, “The only time we will find God in a box is because God wants to be where we are. And that is all the time.”
This is what is so wonderful about God’s love toward us. He is willing to be exactly where we are if that is what we want. If we believe that He lives His life through us then we also have to believe that He is willing to live and breathe where we are in our life.
God is not afraid to get His hands dirty if that is what it takes to ensure us that He is with us always.
Eventually you may realize that you are not in the place you would like to be. That you have made a few wrong turns, hasty decisions, missed a boat that you should have boarded.
So how much more sense does it make if you are a pragmatic person like myself if God is willing to be wherever we decide to be.
Isn’t it said that “I will be with you always even to the end of the world”.
So, can you put God into a box?
No, I don’t believe so.
But He is more than willing to step into that box that you so conveniently made for Him.