I Need to Trust You More Than Anything

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Remember that I commanded you to be strong and brave. Don’t be afraid, because the Lord your God will be with you everywhere you go.” Joshua 1:9

I know, I for one like to stay in my comfort zone. It is exactly that, comfortable, nothing changes and I am okay with that. I know what is going to happen daily, I know what to expect and then I don’t expect much from anyone else. I know I am not going to get hurt, I know I am not going to embarrass myself, I know that things will be fine.

You know what though, God doesn’t want us to stay in our comfort zone.


Yes, it is nice to be in our safe place but we can’t grow being in it. We cannot become what he wants us to be.


Face it, we are going to stumble, we may even embarrass ourselves. Every one does every now and then. Taking that first step out of your comfort zone, it’s scary! I know!

A year ago this last Sunday I was baptized. I made that commitment before God, my family via the internet watching, and everyone in our church. It was a scary decision. I am not one to get in front of hundreds of people. I get nervous, I was a wreck that morning. I stayed in my own bubble, I kept replaying in my head about me slipping and falling in the pool. I was a 27 year old mom/wife making that decision. I wouldn’t take it back though. Besides being nervous, I was ready. I was ready to lay down my life and follow the path God was leading before me. It all came with trust. If I didn’t trust God enough, I wouldn’t have been there. I would have easily not showed up that, I would have stayed home in bed. I did trust God though. I trusted things would go His way. Ever since that day I trusted in Him.

In the last year, I have been a part of children’s ministry leading a group of girls learning Bible verses, we actually just started back up again. I have led a group of women in our Bible study at church. I began reaching out and spreading God’s love on Twitter and finding my voice in my blog. Which led me to here and to new opportunities trusting God, led me to find my passion, what He has put in my heart to do. In my heart I always knew I wanted to do something, like singing or acting. But I can’t sing. I cannot act either but little did I know God was up to something. Here I am. Writing. If you would have asked me in school if I would have considered that, I would have said, no I didn’t consider that. I was not a writer. I didn’t know how to write. I didn’t do well in grammar class. I am pretty sure I barely passed. Though with God, I can do anything. I trust Him in His plans for us.

Today is the day. If you are running on little faith, little trust, dig into God’s Word. I do it when I am cooking, I have my Bible out with my highlighters. I write post it notes with verses around my house, and at night I read my Kindle. I do everything I can with the time I have to dig into God’s Word. Wake up before your family does, I know, easier said than done. I am trying to get better at that so I can pray and dig into God’s Word. There are so many ways to build yourself up in God’s Word. When you build yourself up more in His Word, you trust him more which makes you not worry about pleasing anyone else besides God. Once you are in His Word, trust gets better.

“Those who know the Lord trust him, because he will not leave those who come to him.”  Psalm 9:10 

“Lord, I trust you. I have said, “You are my God.'”  Psalm 31:14 

When I am afraid, I will trust you.”  Psalm 56:3

“Lord All-Powerful, happy are the people who trust you!”  Psalm 84:12  

 

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust the Lord with all your heart, and don’t depend on your own understanding.  Remember the Lord in all you do, and he will give you success.”

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