P E R S P E C T I V E

Something that I think about way too much would probably have to be something called perspective, in all honestly though, it grounds me. I know this may seem a bit extreme, but sometimes when temptation comes, I think “Would I do that or would I partake in that if God was standing right in front of me”? Especially during the latter part of this week, there was of course that massive Act passed in the States. Sure I have my own opinions, on the one side I want people to be happy, on the other I know what I believe, and on the other one I get really annoyed that it is labeled a hate crime for me to have an opinion. Moving on, there are things in life that are confusing, things that are not black and white but seemingly grey, it is at those times where I think, “Would this be okay, or would this matter if God stepped down right now”? I remember once there was this concert and everyone was dancing to the music, and during this particular song I noticed that it was super inappropriate, for anyone, really disgusting lyrics. As I looked around I saw people smiling, people having a great time, then I imagined what if the almighty God stepped down. Would they still be as bold to sing out what they were previously shouting out? Call me stupid, call me ignorant, close minded, but one day you and I will all find ourselves in front of God. Call me crazy but I won’t jeopardize that for fleeting pleasure. 

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P E R S P E C T I V E

Trust

Honestly, this has been a week of trust. I feel like trust, especially when you are a Christian for awhile is just one of those things that is talked about lightly, but rarely meant. What does it mean to trust God? I think to trust in God is to deny yourself your emotions, it is to choose to overcome things that otherwise you would just give up on. I remember awhile ago I spoke on temptation, I spoke on a personal struggle as well as general struggles that seem to plague our lives for such a long time that we suddenly identify with them. Now the things that I spoke on like lust and harm are things that we know aren’t good but how do we overcome them? There was a time in my life where I was struggling with a few different things, and I just literally couldn’t over come them and I clearly heard God say, “Why are you trying to overcome them on your ability, you can’t”. This hit me hard, but it ended up being the absolute truth, you see that situation looked hopeless but God told me that He would get me through it, I still had to work towards it but it was that trust that ended up getting me through.

I see clearly that Faith and Trust go hand it hand, there are probably going to be bigger challenges up the road for me, things that I may not see coming, but I can trust in the God that I choose to serve and trust that no matter what He has the best intentions for me and my life.

Trust