I spent a day with a group of people who’ve experienced a call from God, wanting to make ministry their full life. They each had a different story; however, each described a pivotal moment of trust. The thing is . . . God has a path for us to make the journey of life . . . in trust. As we engage and participate in an active relationship with God we are enabled to trust.
There’s reason to trust God in everything, even when it appears something we’ve come to a dead-end, we are able to trust there’s more to come. With God, nothing is impossible and all things become new.
Even so, there are seasons we will struggle to stay on the path God has for us. Consider:
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV).
The stuff of life will become our focus at one time or another. A good way to assess if you are really trusting God is to ask: Did I look for a solution or way out from someone or something before turning to God?
Of course, it’s one thing to know we should trust, than to actually do itt; however, trust will become a first response, the more often we turn to God.
There are times that are down right difficult, confusing, and hurtful. But. There’s a difference, even in the hardest seasons of life, when we turn away from it all and determine to trust God, believing in the goodness that’s planned on the divine pathway, which takes us out of the darkness into the light. And. There’s nothing better than when we stop thinking and saying we can’t face something and we’re able to say, “I can do all things through Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 4:13).
So. How do we live in trust when something seems impossible?
Intentionally stop. Refuse to go further in the stress and mess of whatever is overwhelming you.
- Take a breath.
- Ask God to reveal where you have allowed stress, worry, and/or fear to take over.
- Surrender those places, asking the Spirit to give you the ability to trust.
- Submit to God. Go to God’s word. Meditate on it. Let it speak to you.
And, when you know you need more clarity–
- Go to someone who will direct you in the way God says to go.
Learning to Kickstart the day living in trust.
(written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)
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