Trusting is Not A One Time Act
Trust is an important word and I think it’s definitely one of the keys to a good life. And for you wordsmiths out there, it’s equally meaningful both as a noun and verb!
Look at the following definitions.
Trust (noun) reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence; a person on whom or thing on which one relies: God is my trust.
Trust (verb) to trust in another’s honesty; trusting to luck. To have confidence; hope: Things work out if one only trusts.
As we get ready to usher in another year, I can’t help but reflect back on how this noun and verb has been a challenge and blessing to me at the same time. I’m learning if I just put all my trust in God, He’s got it all covered. The stress goes away and I’m walking the path He intends for me. Life is good when I follow that belief.
Then there’s this other side when I panic and worry about trusting God. For how can I really trust Him? What if He doesn’t come through in the way I want or in the time frame I want it to happen? What then? And just like that I’m thrown off track. (Being “on track” is a big concept this year for me. See here for more details.)
My spiritual mentor told me that it was time to start relying on God’s trust. She said I needed to stop with my double-mindedness and let go of matters of my heart and finances. She first told me this last summer and it took me awhile to work through it.
But, now, at the end of the year I finally get it. When I stay on the path or track God has for me, all’s good. The more I veer off, the more disbelief, panic and sadness come in. I am trying to stay the course and keep my eyes on Him. I’m trusting in confidence that He has it all covered.
UP, UP and AWAY
On December 24, I surrendered my two areas of deepest concern over to Him. To symbolize the release of my control over my life, I let go of balloons. First, I first let go of a red helium balloon. The red balloon represented matters of my heart. With the release of its string, I declared that God was in charge of my hopes and dreams of finding a mate and healing my brokenness.
Cast all your Cares on Him, the Master and Creator of All.
And then I let go of a green one. The green balloon stood for my financial future and career path. As I let the balloon slip through my hands, I reiterated to God that it’s all His money and that I work for Him, He’s my boss and He’s in charge.
And as both balloons soared higher and higher, I felt lighter and lighter. These areas are in his care now.
Do you have something(s) to let go off? Do you need to trust God more in 2011. If so, why not let off a few balloons.
Happy New Year!
The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. Psalm 19:7