Sunday’s message in church came from Proverbs 3:5 & 6
This happens to be one of my favorite scriptures in the bible, and it’s one of the most difficult things you will have to do. Often times in life God will navigate us down a path where we question him. Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions? Why? What’s the reason? Why now? I’ve come to realize that GOD tests us to see if we are all in. You can’t be one foot in and one foot out with GOD, he wants everything.
For me, that has been one of the hardest lessons. Naturally, I am a fixer. I want to fix the situation my way. I’ve been in situations that I know I can fix; however, I’ve learned the hard way…it’s not for me to fix. If I want GOD to fix it, I need to give the entire situation up. I’ve phoned my prayer partner many days and nights to ask for advice and guidance on “what should I do” and her reply every time, “let’s pray about it.” GOD is looking for us to be still and trust him to work everything out for our good.
Sometimes trusting GOD can mean to hold on or let go. For example, when I was going into Real Estate industry, another job opportunity became available to me. I had already started the process of obtaining my Real Estate license so naturally I questioned “what I should do.” The other job opportunity would have provided immediate finances unlike real estate which raised more questions, Is this the right path for me? Real estate was something I enjoyed and I could still utilize my business degree. I also knew producing income wasn’t going to generate overnight and that it was a process of building clientele and could take months before a paycheck of any kind is earned. I prayed about it and I decided to continue on my path and that process allowed me to walk out the fullness of what was in my heart. Another great example of whether to hold or let go, relationships! I’ll save that for later!
Pastor said it best when he said, “When we try to figure things out on our own, it’s like committing spiritual suicide.” We are putting ourselves in jeopardy from seeing God’s work. Always know God will direct you in the path that is for you. That doesn’t mean that every path you take will be smooth, but what I know is that he will never leave your side. Surrender everything to him. I keep a sticky note next to my refrigerator that says, “If you want GOD to work on it, give it all to him.”
The future is as bright as the promises of GOD. GOD will never leave you to where his grace can’t keep you!