You get the picture.
The other day was full of it. I started out rather patient, but as her lack of trust in my every move continued, I found myself wanting to cup her little cheeks and say, "Why do you keep questioning me???"
Yep. And of course, that's when God stepped in, chuckling lightly in my ear, because I SO do this to Him.
Not out of disrespect. Not out of anger. But because I truly think--at times--that I know better. How incredibly silly is that? Yet I think I need to remind Him of what I see, forgetting that He sees an entirely different picture. Or I think I need to remind Him of the direction of my path, when He's the one who created it. Sometimes it's simply that my knees are shaking at the leap He's asking me to take, and I want to be assured the ground on the other side is solid...forgetting that He's never allowed me to fall someplace He can't catch me.
Our faith is a constant work in progress. And in moments like this, moments where He allows a glimpse of things from His side, I'm amazed again at the depth and width of His love. Of what He puts up with and His bottomless patience with His children.
And challenged to trust Him just a little deeper.
Okay. So your turn. How does God challenge you to trust Him even more?
He gives me one specific instruction then puts an invisible blindfold on me and says, "Now go!" I'm discovering this so much more during the writing of this new story. Flying blind but knowing he's with me, steering me.ReplyDelete
Teaching me trust. Dependence. And I do love feeling that strong shoulder when I need to lean. :)
Oh - I am so not good at flying blind...but I'm learning:) Love that word "dependence"...He is perfectly dependable, isn't He?:)Delete
God has been challenging me to trust him more in a couple areas recently...and I keep asking God for super clear red lights or green lights. I feel like he's giving me a yellow...which I suppose means yielding to him, right? :) But yeah, that whole trusting thing...I keep waiting for it to get easier... :)ReplyDelete
Uh-huh! I like to ask for that fleece, so I can so relate to the red light/green light. I know if He always did that, my faith wouldn't grow...but couldn't he do it like 99% of the time or something?;)Delete
I always say "Just send me a telegram please!" as if holding something tangible would make a difference in following His leading....trust is a difficult thing for me but He has always been true. That is a wonderful thing to learn.ReplyDelete
OH! Telegrams would be so great:) But you're right, we'll follow Him either way, huh?Delete
Fantastic post, Susan! I love hearing how God uses everyday moments to teach and inspire you.ReplyDelete
After nearly 23 years with the same company, my hubby is starting a new job on the 22nd. He's been unhappy there for awhile, but afraid to make a change. An opportunity came up for him to move to another company, and he's going through with it. Years ago, I wouldn't have been so "okay" with the decision. I would have worried endlessly and been full of fear, but I'm very surprised that I'm not feeling this way. I'm trusting my husband to lead, and I'm trusting that God will work all things together for good. I'm taking one day at a time, and not getting caught up in the "what-ifs." I could easily go there, but trusting Him is so much more peaceful. My husband is nervous, and feeling a bit of panic, but I'm lifting him and the situation up to the Lord. Faith. Trust. Prayer.
I never imagined I'd be in this place where I'm peaceful about such a huge decision. I must admit, it's pretty cool. ;-)
Have a blessed week, Susan!
Oh! I'll be praying for you both:) That is incredibly cool:)!Delete
Thank you, Susan! :)Delete
I'm already getting this from my 4-year-old. It's frustrating, but this is such a wonderful observation. It's so true that we do the same thing to God. I'm so thankful for His constant grace.ReplyDelete
YES! ME too!! Because I am in constant need of it:)Delete