5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Too many of us Christians fail to understand that God actually cares for what we trouble over and struggle with. And we feel like just because He doesn't fix a problem we may have at the time we feel it should be handled, that we are better off fixing the problem ourselves. Far too many times we bring our problems to the cross but never leave them there. And if we do happen to leave them, we come back the next day to take them up. Jesus said He came to give us rest and for us to cast our cares on Him. But how can we expect God to handle our cares or problems if we don't trust Him enough to do what He says He will do. Jesus came to give us an abundant life if we only trust and believe in Him and His word. We hinder ourselves from experiencing that abundant life when we try to do things on our own. I'm far from perfect and this is something I have struggled with myself and was fighting with for a long time. People tend to think just because we confess His name that our problems magically disappears; that our flaws and shortcomings from the life we use to live doesn't still plague or attack us. This is far from the truth. Everyday it's a fight for those of us who choose to follow the commands of Christ. And truthfully, we all don't line up completely through the course of the day.......through the course of a hour at times. As long as we are living in this fleshly attire, we will go through the trials of the flesh. But that's why He's given us His word and His Spirit to rely on. I encourage all of my brothers and sisters to seek His face first! Allow Him to be God in your life. Release to Him your burdens and experience the peace that He freely gives when you sincerely trust Him wholeheartedly. Don't allow the suggestions of the devil to confuse or deceive you any longer!! Yes it's an everyday struggle, but continue in your faith in Him to keep pressing towards the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus!! Take your life back and live it for the One who came and died for you to give you a newness of life apart from the world and it's traps. How are we going to effectively share the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, when we ourselves are walking in defeat? Be encourage my people!! We are all one in Christ!! Let's make sure we properly represent the Kingdom of our God and King!!! It's our responsibility to lead by example!! What is your life saying? GOD BLESS YOU AND I LOVE YOU ALL IN THE LORD!!!