Much easier said than done, and I for one don’t do it near as much as I should…He has never let me down, never gone back on His word, NEVER given me anything that would harm me, and to beat it all…He sent his son to this world, to live the same life that we live (only perfectly), and then-and here’s the kicker-to take the sin, ALL OF IT, on His own shoulders and bear it to the most unbearable end that anyone could ever think of…all of this so that you and I could spend eternity with HIM!!!!
Who is this God?? He is the Creator of all, the true Master of the Universe!! Who is this Man?? He is Jesus, the savior of the world, the one-and-only Son of the almighty God, and the only one who could pay the debt that we have amassed through our sin…SO, knowing this…why is it so hard to trust in Him? Why do we find it so painful to give up things for the furthering of His kingdom?
I feel that the answer lies within our hearts…where we hold on to the things of this world so tightly beacuse they are the comforts of life, the things we’ve come to know and love, the things that we believe in because we see them. It is much easier for us to put trust in the things we can see and touch, rather than to trust in the unseen. It hurts because we don’t like to lose the things that we hold dear, but sometimes that is what we are called to do…to step out on faith, out of the comforts of life, and through the open door placed before us where the only thing we have left for us is to trust in God to get us through.
We do this by seeking His face, striving to stay in His will, and pushing ourselves to let God make us what he wants us to be…so the challenge is before us…before me, and before you. Are you willing to let God make you the best you that you can be?
“Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” – Matthew 6:33 (ESV)