“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)
Trusting in the Lord is a weird endeavor. Admittedly, it feels funny, and often unsettling, no matter how long you’ve been at it. Nevertheless, it is one of the best, safest and wisest choices that you can make. And, if you make this choice consistently, daily, multiple times throughout the day…all the better.
The human mind is complex – it makes “logical” arguments that are often hard to overcome without a deep sense of godly wisdom and perseverance. The mind can convince you that your hard work, your kind word, your phone call, your gesture of gratitude, your step towards reconciliation, your seemingly insignificant display of grace and even your resistance means nothing. Who will notice? What does it matter? Will it make a difference? It is when these questions arise that we have to trust in something, I dare say Someone, who is higher than ourselves. It is in these moments that we must remember and be convinced that the Lord sees, the Lord knows and the Lord cares.
When we trust God with our “little bit,” Grandma says that it somehow becomes much. When we move outside of ourselves, take a risk, lean forward, decide to speak up for someone who is voiceless; God takes what we offer in the natural and adds super to it. You may not see the impact of your service in the moment. You may never be able to calculate your contribution in tangible terms. But, God does. Jesus always honors our steps (and leaps) of faith.
You see, God already knows what is in you. You are not where you are by coincidence or happenstance. You do not live on your street because of your Realtor. You do not work at your job because of your rèsumè. You are on assignment. Your perspective, your theology (what you think about God), your skill set is yours in order to serve a purpose. You have something to say. Someone needs to hear it. You have been prepared for this moment and someone needs what you have to give. So, do not wait for it to make sense. Seek God’s will, trust and obey. Do not discount what you have to say because you don’t speak as loudly, or perhaps as eloquently, as another. Do your part and trust God to do the rest. Ask God to put the right words on your tongue and trust that those faith-filled words can move mountains. Just trust. I just did….
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.” Psalm 20:7 (NIV)