God wants to bless us abundantly with all that he has planned for us, but before he can, he must know he can trust us.
Just like a father wants to bless his daughter with her first set of wheels, she must first pass her drivers test, after hours of practice and persistence. She may not get it the first time, but eventually, her focus and determination becomes habit and she blossoms into a reliable and trustworthy driver.
Much of the time, we fail the “drivers tests” God put before us, proving we cannot yet be trusted with ALL [and I say all because he wants to lavish us with more than we could ever imagine] he has planned for us! We believe we are far more capable than we truly are and we think more highly of ourselves than we ought to. We trust in people, our circumstances and the things of this world more than the hope and promises of our father. And in times of trial and challenge, we choose first to run, do and fix in our own strength and knowledge, seeking the advice of those around us. We fail seek God first, relying on him alone to lead and guide us.
You see, the world wants us to chase after what it offers, but God calls us to be not of this world, placing our full trust in him. He calls us to a life of faith in action, believing and applying his truth and promises in every circumstance and season. Then and only then, will we find the joy, fulfillment and peace we’ve been looking for.
Standing firm on God’s word, trusting in him without doubt and relying on him solely for our every need, doesn’t happen overnight.
The Christian faith is one of intentionality and it requires that we live beyond our emotions, our circumstances and our limited understanding of God’s character and ways.
Speak over your thoughts, with God’s promises and choose what you know is right, regardless of how you feel. Because eventually your heart will catch up with your mind and God will be there to honour and bless your maturity of faith.
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’” ~ Matthew 25: 21
Pray with me….
Lord, help us to know without a shadow of a doubt that you are good and your plan can be trusted. Teach us to walk as you’d have us, seeking your guidance and will for our everyday. We recount all the times you have come through for us and thank you in advance for all that you will do for us, through us and will reveal to us today. Amen!