It’s easy to say, “Give your cares to God and trust Him” when everything in life seems to be going well. It’s easy to say, “I trust you God with everything I have” when bills are paid on time and when you just got a promotion at work.
However, if God striped you of everything you own; If God told you to leave the very job that’s paying your bills, will you trust the Lord enough to do it? Will you trust God even when you don’t understand; even when life hurts? If God told you to leave the familiar and enter the unfamiliar, will you trust Him?
For many of us, God has done just that. He has taken you from what’s “oh so familiar” and redirected our paths into the unfamiliar. Where we don’t understand what’s happening in our life; what to do or where to go. The only thing we know is that the Lord gave us a “word” (instruction, a promise, vision, etc) and the only thing we have to hold on to is that word.
For me, when I began to feel a stirring I started to seek and waited on God for a while. In my mind, I wanted him to show me the path ahead of me and to show the type of path, is it good?, is a plain sailing one or is it a difficult one? In my thinking, I thought if the path that God showed me is a good one, then I would walk in it.
Isn’t that how we always think, we are so afraid of making mistakes?
Isn’t this the type of mind-set that we have? Every time when we are at a crossroad, we want to know that whether we are going to take a gold trodden path ahead of us and we want an assurance that the path that we set out to take will be peaceful and plain sailing. Right? We wanted to know that the path ahead for the future would be rosy before we stepped out and walked towards that goal.
Isn’t this what you visualize, because I definitely visualize it this way!!
I didn’t want to make any mistakes, I didn’t want to walk a difficult road, I didn’t want to have troubles, heartaches and worries, anxieties and any complications. I didn’t want to waste any time.
You know what God began to show me? Instead of showing which path I should take, told me “Step out and walk, and walk in faith and a Path will open unto you “. He reminded me that just like the Israelite’s when they crossed the Red Sea, the Red Sea was not opened all the way to the bank on the other side that they could see. As they took the next step they began to see farther in front of them as they walked out in faith, step by step, the path to the other bank was becoming more visible.
I believe sometimes, God will place you in a situation where you have to trust Him and He’ll give you piece by piece as you obey and trust Him. Everyday I’m learning that you may not understand life and all that’s happening; but God will give you a piece to the puzzle as you learn to step out on faith, trust and obey him.
Today, I still don’t know where he is leading me, but what I do know is that I’ll trust him and I’ll go where he says go.