As a child grows, they ask questions – LOTS of questions. Often, after receiving an answer, the child will follow with another one. . .why? The child desires more concrete reason for the way something works. After thousands of ‘why’ responses, the caregiver simply states, “Because I said,” or “That is just the way it works.”
Still growing, a child begins to know it all! School appears pointless, caregivers lack intelligence and the child walks in pure confidence of self. Unstoppable, Invincible, no doubts in their capabilities.
Tainted by the world, a child begins to lose the previously described attributes. Each day trials arise and the child’s feet hit a fork in the road. One way leads to peace, joy, comfort and endless pathway; while the other leads to instant gratification, worldly acceptance, loss of self, pain and a dead end. The storm surrounding hinders eyesight, preventing the child to see clearly the roads ahead. What step should be taken?
As Christians, we must help others in need of these important characteristics to remain on His path in life. Growing up, I lost trust in this world. I asked ‘why’ and ‘what if’ constantly. I allowed the world to taint every aspect of my being and lost me along the way. Coming into a relationship with my Lord and Savior, I found out the world stole ability to complete surrender of it all. I believed, understood and washed clean in the waters of Baptism; but, all the past, all the junk, all the blinding storms made it difficult for my hands to remain open for God to take and guide.
Years later, trust and faith dwell inside stronger than the storms of this life. I realize God’s character surpasses any living person on Earth. His promises ring true for all time. He will never leave nor forsake. People – broken, scarred and hurting – will disappoint, break trust, leave, hurt and fail to satisfy your needs. God is the only Savior. God answers the why questions in life (in His perfect timing). God provides a clear picture of the plan for your life. You were made in His image, not the image of this world. Quit looking to the world to find out purpose in life.
Trust in the one True God. As a pray is spoken, give it fully to Him and know He will work all things out for good. His ears remain open. He may not provide an instant answer or reveal a miracle at the time. But, He will walk through whatever life brings right alongside and provide any tools needed for survival. You truly will come out stronger as you place trust in His power.
Faith in God keeps vision 20/20. Look to Heaven and this world will make sense. Look to this world and all will crumble right before your very eyes.
Understand His character and promises by reading Scripture. Seek other believers to navigate through some harder to read Scriptures. Listen closely after reading the Bible and God will reveal the meaning to apply directly to the situation at hand. He brings understanding to each moment.
Confidence in you comes in surrender to the Creator of ALL. He prepared you in the womb, fiber by fiber. He desired the exact image reflected in the mirror. He loves every fiber of you - just as it appears. Walk confidently in Him who created you! You are beautiful and wonderful and here for a purpose. You matter to the Who matters most!
Rid of childlike fears – God will never leave or separate from you. He provides all and any answers you may desire. Remember the One Who created all is omniscient. . .walk with God-confidence, not self-confidence. Live in the world, not OF the world. Remain in Him and purify your heart daily.