So here's the deal...
God spoke. I argued. God spoke again. I said, "We'll see." God felt the need to speak a little louder through some unusual events. I said, "Yes Sir. All clear, Sir."
When God speaks and you listen and you even decide to obey, it doesn't necessarily mean that trusting Him becomes easier. In fact, the opposite can be true. The closer and closer it gets to the pivotal moment in which He has called you to trust Him, the harder it is to trust. And to do that other thing. What's it called? Oh yea. Have faith.
And then I'm reminded of what faith is...
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."
Oh, is that all?
So, I'm there. So sure. So hopeful. Yet, I see nothing.
But then I realize...
When there's nothing in the way of my view, there He is.
"For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
Eternal. That's a small word that holds a big punch. Since everything about this world is temporary, then what am I doing about the eternal side of it all? And then I'm reminded of that thing I mentioned earlier. That thing I first argued with God about and then said, "We'll see," only to get the message again loud and clear.
"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few." -Jesus
It's not complex but it's not easy to do. The question still remains...
Since He's called me to be a worker, will I do it? Will I trust Him? Or perhaps the real question is...
What will happen if I don't?
I'm not sure if I want to wait around and find out. So, hello trust. Nice to see you again, faith. Good thing we've become so acquainted with one another.
Following Christ, trusting Him, and having faith in His direction...is it easy? Not always. But He never promised it would.
Following Christ, trusting Him, and having faith in His direction...is it worth it? I'll let you decide.
But before you make your decision, remember...you were worth Him dying for.
And that really should be enough.