When will we learn to trust God? I know that sometimes life happens and I get overwhelmed to the point that I don’t know what to do first. When I feel this way I must remember the scripture that is found in Psalm 46:10: “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” Who am I to question the God of the universe?
I understand that in the world we are living in, independence and a bit of ambition are normal; not so much in the church. While we need to be independent and ambitious at times, we also must learn when to submit to the will of God. If we are always talking, we are not listening to that still voice that encourages us to wait on the Lord and he’ll bring it to pass. Trying to do our own thing becomes a tug of war between what the Lord desires and what we want.
There’s a story about a young enthusiastic runner who was always eager to participate. He ran hard and put his whole body, soul and mind into running. He was marked for greatness, but being a great runner wasn’t enough for him. He craved being the center of attention, and if he accomplished that, he thought that every dream he had would be fulfilled.
He was scheduled to run in the championship races along with others on his team. Instead of thinking how he could help his teammates, he couldn’t help thinking that he was the best runner that ever entered a race, and he promptly forgot that he was part of a team. At a crucial time in the race, he looked back to see how many people were watching his gazelle like talent, and he lost his balance and fell. The race was over for him.
It’s important that we learn to wait on God. He will fulfill the desires of our heart, but it will be in God’s timing not ours. Sometimes, you may have to wait for your answer to materialize, and it will require prayer and supplication. How badly do you want to serve the Lord? Remember that it cost the Lord his life. We are not our own, and Romans 12:1, admonishes us to “present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”
Oh, we think that serving God should be grandiose, not something as insignificant as cleaning a bathroom. The Lord desires true worshipers; people who aren’t afraid to humble themselves. Are we willing to be that one who will learn to trust God?
In this week’s Lattereign, we are commissioned to Set priorities in 2019