Do not let your hearts be troubled, Trust in God; trust also in me (John 14:1)
The following was originally written on May 23rd in a Moleskine I keep with me for taking notes. Every once in awhile, I’ll write a stream of thought. This piece has been duplicated on this post without alteration to the stream of thought.
I am told not to worry about the details of this world. He says not to worry about tomorrow. I should not need to worry about the food I need, the clothes over me, or whether or not I am provided shelter.
Abandon these things of the world—not personally, but quit searching for it. Seek God first, not these little details of the world. God promises He will provide.
What’s really stopping me from walking in faith? He is there by my side. He pulls me forward in the direction I asked for. He’s feeding me the knowledge I need to understand that this is what I need to do—where I am going—what worldly things I need to leave behind.
Despite my current worldly struggles and sins, I don’t feel Him abandoning me now nor forever. He is implanted in me. Trust Him. Walk forward in faith. He will provide every need.
This was my first step in trusting God. The second step was to Job’s story. In case you haven’t read Job, here’s the gist of it. Job loved and feared the Lord and because of this he was blessed with a fruitful life. God allowed the devil to take away anything and everything important to Job. He didn’t understand why and cried out to the Lord why these horrible events has happened to him. At that point the skies opened up and God reminded Job his awesomeness of God (beings in Job 38). Don’t forget, God is and always is in control.
Once I realized I can authentically trust God that my life is clearly in His hands, I moved on to the next step: planning. When I’m planning, do not ever forget to put God first. If the Holy Spirit is truly moving in you, you can and will make every decision that crosses your path with the wisdom provided by God through the Holy Spirit. You are still making the decisions (make no mistake that you will always have your free will), but the Holy Spirit will guide you appropriately.
To man belongs the plans of the heart,
but from the Lord comes the reply of the tongue (Proverbs 16:1)
Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
and your plans will succeed. (Proverbs 16:3)
In his heart a man plans his course,
but the Lord determines his steps. (Proverbs 16:9)
God’s will becomes yours. Pray. Speak. Listen, carefully.