Put your trust in God!
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Text: Genesis 15:6 “Abram put his trust in the LORD, and because of this the LORD was pleased with him and accepted him.”
Memory Verse: Psalms 20:7-8 “Some trust in their war chariots and others in their horses, but we trust in the power of the LORD our God. Such people will stumble and fall, but we will rise and stand firm.”
Trust is major for most people and I happen to fall in the category of people that love to know exactly what’s happening at every point in time. I like things done exactly how I have imagined they will turn out and as such it becomes so difficult to hand things over to others as somewhere in my mind I simply don’t fully trust them to deliver. At times when I hand over, I supervise it.
Now that’s old news, a few years ago, I was managing some retail stores and the main lesson through my retail journey is that you have to release in your mind a level of trust; else you will get flooded with duties and just never have a balance in life. I changed approach, recruited people whom I believed had the right skill set, I invested time in training and letting people know my expectations, then I learnt to trust them to deliver while I closely watched them as they managed expectations.
This may be an obvious approach but I was 23 years old with 0 years of managerial experience, and the only mentor I had was the Holyspirit, teaching me how to do all things. As I look back today, I remember the single most important bible verse to me at that time was that which I learnt in high school and even more interestingly, we used to sing it as a song which made it stick to my memory “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6.
Human connection and self-knowledge have become something we idolise. We simply think, just get all the education you need and know the right people then your life is definitely sorted. It’s almost so real and looks like God is not really needed or maybe God is needed just a little bit. We even at times feel we have it all figured out because we live in a world where people take a lot of pride in celebrating human knowledge; but God remains the master behind it all.
Due to the increase in the celebration of self in this world, it is important for Christians to remember who to trust in. Trusting in God is not neglecting what you should do to grow but believing and having confidence that the wisdom of God is what you need to standout.
You may have all it takes but if you trust in men, you may fail and be heartbroken. Joseph interpreted dreams while in prison to the king’s wine steward and when it happened as he had interpreted, the moment he was out of prison, the man forgot Joseph ever existed until after 2years when God Himself created a need for joseph. Read Genesis 40, 41:1.
Trusting in the lord means acknowledging Him in everything you do like Abraham did and we see from our bible verse today. Not only did Abraham trust God enough to leave His country to follow God’s instruction Genesis 12:1, He continued to trust in God’s promise to give him a child that will inherit everything he had, and this pleased God greatly Read Genesis 15:1-6.
Trusting in God means, even thou you cannot see the end of the journey, you believe He will see you through to the end. Your part is to begin the journey with Him.
Remember you cannot expect Him to complete a journey you never started with Him, but there is still grace to call Him and bring Him into the picture totally surrendering all to Him.
- Father I thank You for your endless blessings and great plans you have for me
- I surrender all to you O Lord, guide me and help me to define, structure and achieve all your plans for me in this year 2020
- Help me to fully trust in You for understanding and direction, helpe me to live above fear of uncertainties and grant me the boldness to see beyond all impossibilities
- Forgive my iniquities Lord and let your mercy prevail over judgement
- Thank you Father and in Jesus Name I Pray, Amen.
I’m reading the YouVersion plan ‘Bible in One Year 2020 With Nicky Gumbel’. Check it out by clicking on the caption below.