Sep 22, 2011

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Trusting God

Trusting God

I’d like to dedicate this post to my wife Erica, who has been a God send! I was watching a video this morning with my men’s bible study group.  A man named John Lynch presented a wonderful message about trusting God instead of trying to please Him.   I have struggled so much recently and throughout my life with this!  I feel my whole life has been about pleasing others so they will like me or give me what I want.  This includes God sadly enough.  My parents divorced when I was 9 and I’ve seen this event as a positive (I wanted a wonderful family and I have that!) and negative in my life (details to follow).  I’ve come to realize that it has been an event that made me try to please everyone that comes into my life so that I can appear worthy to them.  Well, as you can guess, that sometimes works out, but most of the time the relationships end with disappointment.  Most relationships end because you really can’t TRUST everyone with your junk or let’s face it, your sin.  You wade through life hiding from your true self because people don’t want to be with terrible, selfish people.  Who can blame them?  These same truths hold true with God.  Are you trying to please him?  Do you say, “Hey God, did you see that?” after you treat someone kindly?  You feel pretty good about yourself when you are pleasing others and God.  But we can’t please everyone all of the time, especially God.  Life is filled with ups and downs.  My truck load of sin drives in everyday!  Because I have lived like this my whole life, I’ve been devastated to have disappointed my loved ones, friends, family, and most importantly, my God who has given me a free invitation through the blood of his beloved son, Jesus, to reign supreme in my life!  He has given me his GRACE and I haven’t trusted him to walk with me as I face sin, disappointment, anger, and all the other garbage this world can throw at me.  My efforts to bring my parents back together never came close to fruition.  My efforts to please God have been a temporary fix to feel good about myself.  How about you?  I am slowly (unfortunately) discovering that I am not perfect and that I cannot control my own life.  Fortunately for me, I know God is the only answer!  His Grace is the answer.  Ask him in.  Ask him to come with.  He’s got your back, kid!  He has paid the price!   Trust GOD and take the path to freedom and true happiness.  It is the only answer, the only plan, the only way to reign in life!

“Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard”   – Galatians 3:5

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” – Hebrews 11:6

 

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  1. Lol. I have often thought "Hey God, did you see that?". Trusting God can be difficult since He often communicates with us in ways that we don't always particularly want or expect.

  2. In my personal relationship with the Lord, it has never really about the good things that I do (ex Walk an old woman across the street, go to Bible Study, volunteer at the Church) but more so that I prayer intently and try to listen to His Holy Spirit within me to show me what His will for my life is. In another post Ed talked about how all these things he was doing were wearing him out because they were not in God's plan, but instead his own. I pray that we all can understand God's will for our life and let the Holy Spirit work within us to guide us.

  3. The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself. The process may be long, and in parts, painful, but that is what we are in for; nothing less.

    – C. S. Lewis

  4. Thanks for sharing! I struggle with trusting God everyday, however he has been showing me lately He's got my back!

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