I struggle with trust and I tend to prefer staying in my comfort zone. I've written about this often. I believe the Lord is teaching me life lessons as I learn to walk by faith and not by sight.
That's the kind of freedom I long to live in ...day by day.
But I have a heart choice to make moment by moment. As a believer, I have the promise of God's love. He will never leave me nor forsake me.
The whole chapter of John 15 is devoted to Jesus teaching how to ...abide in Him.
But abiding is a choice. On this side of eternity, we still have our flesh to contend with. But the Lord has provided His Spirit to empower us to overcome the flesh.
I believe it comes down to TRUST.
If I truly believe God's Word, I will obey Him. As Scott Samter of Opening His Word Together teaches ..."abiding manifests itself in obedience".
The only way I can obey is when I abide in Christ and trust Him.
I can then lay down:
- My life
- My fears
- My personal preferences
- My way
- My loved ones
- My desires
I can submit my plans to His since only the Lord knows my deepest desires. He has a plan and a purpose for my life. And He knows what's best for me.
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find out I missed out on His best for me ...because of fear.
How about you? Will you allow God to work in and through you? Do you want to live in true freedom from fear?
Blessings and love,