Sometimes the issue isn’t whether or not we trust God, but whether or not we trust ourselves…
Do you ever have this conversation with yourself in some form or another…
We know He will lead and guide us, but are we making the right decisions?
We know He provides perfectly, but are we being the best stewards of what He provides?
When things don’t work out…
Is it punishment?
Or part of the process?
How do we know?
What should I do next?
Sometimes I need a victory to know I can trust myself AS I trust God.
I need a victory so OTHERS can trust me as I trust God and be encouraged.
I need confirmation that what I’ve done is right, rather than people telling me what I should have done.
I know my family loves me, but I want to know that they they’re of proud of me and respect me too.
I need to know that they feel they can depend on me…but can I depend on myself?
I need some victories before I give up, not on God, but…
I know God is able…but am I?
Can He depend on me?
But, THEN God reminds me of Abraham…
6 And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.
GOD HONORS OUR FAITH….God told Abram (Abraham) that his descendants would be as the sand of the sea. Abram couldn’t see how it would come to pass. Abram saw his physical limitations, but still believed God. The promise didn’t come over night…as a matter of fact it took many years. Abraham and Sarah HAD to many have human moments during that long wait where they questioned if they were doing the right things. This can be concluded by the fact that they got impatient… when Sarai thought she could bear no children and convinced Abram to lay with her handmaid Hagar…which led to the conception of Ishmael. Even though he wasn’t the son with the promise, when Abraham sent Ishmael away, God assured him He would honor His promise through Ishmael too…
“The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son. 12 But God said to him, “Do not be so distressed about the boy and your slave woman. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspring[a] will be reckoned. 13 I will make the son of the slave into a nation also, because he is your offspring.”
After Isaac was born, God continued to fulfill His promise to Abraham.
God knows we’re flesh. He made us all and, He knows our weaknesses better than we do.
13 As a father pities his children,
So the Lord pities those who fear Him.
14 For He knows our frame;
He remembers that we are dust.
He knows we won’t always make the right decisions, even when we trust Him and are trying to be led by Him.
He honors our faith, that’s why He promises…
All things work together for the good of those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.
As we trust God, we can’t allow the enemy to undermine our purpose by convincing us to not trust ourselves.
Don’t listen to the enemies lies about yourself…
Be encouraged by Philippians 1:6…
Being CONFIDENT of this, that he who began a good work in YOU will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Trust yourself while you’re trusting God.