Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Psalm 37: 5
More often than not when people talk about trusting God, they are trying to say that they believe God would do what He said He will do (or what they want Him to do).
For example, trusting God for a healing or trusting Him for a job.
But today, we would be looking at a deeper dimension of trust, i.e. something better and greater, and I am referring to trusting Him for directions in life. I am referring to, not looking out for yourself or trying to figure out what is the best for your life, but rather depending absolutely on the Father for directions and embracing whatever He has in store for you.
As amusing as this may sound, it is most sad that ‘Christians’ choose to trust the Father in everything except the one thing that matters –direction in life.
They choose to ‘trust’ Him for a job and yet would tell Him which job He should give them.
In other words, they trust Him to provide the power needed to make a plan successful but doubt His ability to make the right choice /decision as regards the concerned issue.
Think again! Do you actually trust Him or do you trust His power?
They claim to ‘trust’ Him for a life partner and yet give Him specifications of what ‘they’ want in prayer.
Aren’t we to ask for what we want in prayer? After-all, Jesus said to ask so that our joy may be full and that when we ask, we shall receive (John 16: 24).
Well the answer to that question is a resounding ‘yes’ and a definite ‘no’.
A proper understanding of the true purpose of prayer would help you grasp fullness of that answer, but then let me answer your question in the light of ‘trusting God’.
Let me start by asking, what do you ‘ought’ to want? Your own will or the Father’s will?
You would certainly agree with me that it is certainly not your will, for our Master, Jesus, taught to pray, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven” (Matthew 6: 10) and yet again the ‘new creature’ is not programmed to serve His own purposes but that of his Lover, Jesus (2 Corinthians 5: 10 – 17).
The new creature is designed to be one with the Father, to think the thoughts of the Father and desire the desires of the Father.
In other words, the new creature is an extension of the Father here on earth.
Thus it is an anomaly for a Christian to have his/her own ‘personal’ views/desires.
Your only thoughts are meant to be His thoughts and this becomes more evident as you spend more time with Him.
Thus we see that you ought to want the Father’s will; which implies that you ask His will. Little wonder John said if we ask His will, (then) He hears us (1 John 5: 14).
To be continued Tomorrow (24/03/16)