Monday, February 16, 2015
(From the book Pause: The Secret to a Better Life, One Word at a Time by Chris Maxwell)
Worry. Being safe. Most of us live lives controlled by those words.
Take a step. Trust God. Most of us live with desires to do that.
Today, how can we defeat our worries and take steps? How can we believe? How can we trust God rather than our own assumptions of being safe?
The key is in that word: trust. True trust does something. It doesn’t just suppose or feel or contend. It acts.
Someone might soon ask me this question: “How has your life changed since we talked?” I pray I have something of eternal value to say.
1. How would you describe what you believe?
2. How do those beliefs influence your everyday decisions?
The thing that really stuck out to me has been something that I have dealt with now for years. It even says it in this chapter that they key word is “trust.” How am I going to trust someone if I know that they’re not going to pull through with what they have told me because they have repeated the process time after time. It’s hard for me to trust someone if all they’re going to do is say something just to make me happy or feel good, but in actuality they don’t make an effort. Pastor Chris couldn’t have said this any better. “True trust does something. It doesn’t just suppose or feel or contend. It acts.” This hit me harder than anything because how can I believe someone who doesn’t act upon their words? I know we’re supposed to trust others, but there’s a point after being let down so many times where someone says they’re going to do something and I think to myself, “are you really?”