Sunday, May 24, 2015

Trust God For The Next Step!

A man's heart plans his way: but the LORD directs his steps. (Prov. 16:9) 

Let me pass along and old motto of mine. It's guided me for well over thirty years and remains as appropriate now as the day it first slapped me alongside the head. 

I try, I fail.
I trust, He succeeds! 

Isn't that true? What simple counsel. Only eight words, yet how profound. Bottom line: If you are moving in the energy of the flesh, you're doomed to fail. The old hymn says it well: "The arm of flesh will fail you, you cannot trust your own." But when you trust the Lord God to give you the next step, when you wait in humility upon Him, He will open the doors or close them, and you'll get to rest and relax until He says, "Go." 

Moses: A Man of Selfless Dedication 

Trust. That can be a very difficult word to come by for many people including some of you reading this right now. Trust is one of those words that reflects vulnerability. It is in those moments when we are most vulnerable that trust is proliferated upon not only our own lives, but in the lives of everyone around us. 

Given the difficulty of how we are capable of trusting one another, how much more difficult will it be to trust God on our own strength? Trusting God goes above and beyond our own limitations. Trusting God with every single aspect of our lives requires faith. It requires the understanding that God is sovereign and reigns over every single aspect of our lives. The type of faith that I am referring to is not blind faith, but a visionary's faith. A radical, sometimes stubborn faith. 

There are numerous people in the Bible that had to exercise their trust in the Lord. The most remarkable thing about God is that He will use our trust in Him and use that trust for our good because we are placing our total dependence on Him and Him alone. The path that you are currently on may have a lot of obstacles in the way. The path you are on may even look like the one in the image above. Regardless of what our path looks like at the present moment, there will one day come a moment when you will finally see the path that will take you to your eternal destination, heaven. 

My dear friends, let us trust that God has nothing but good things in stored for you during your time here on earth, but ultimately in heaven. Our trust in Him will brings before the very presence of Jesus Christ when He comes back to bring us to our real destination which is heaven. Do you trust Him with your life?  Do you trust Him with your health, finances, relationships, career, and anything else He has in store for you? If so, then you are well on your way to achieving what God has in store for you. If not, now is your chance to rectify that and submit yourself and your life to God in humility and with a genuine spirit of repentance. Surrender yourself to Him and Him alone! When everything comes to a head, the only Person you will be answering to one day is God and God alone. No one else, but God. 

Trust God for the next step my friend! 

Thank you so much for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!!. . . . :-).