Faith is difficult. Honestly, trusting God with everything is difficult. I’m learning as a pastor that every day I’m in over my head. I don’t think I’m dealing with anything that a normal pastor doesn’t. My calling is to lead people to follow God with all of their hearts. My calling is to equip the saints to do the work of ministry. It is a calling that no man can accomplish. I’m learning that faith goes beyond just trusting God for salvation, faith must be trusting God with the here and now as well.
One of the burden’s God has put on my heart is to lead our church to do things that are not possible in our own strength. When God put this dream on my heart it sounded outstanding. In reality it has stretched me farther that I ever imagined. Why? I’m the type of person who likes to be in control. I like the feeling of security knowing that there is nothing I am involved in that I can not fix quickly. Truth be told, if I could fix it, where is the need for God?
In recent days, God has taught me the desperate need for faith. He is teaching me that all worrying does is give me heart burn. Why do I worry? I think deep down it shows my lack of faith in God who always provides, protects and moves his plan forward. Today my prayer is that God would teach me to trust him with everything in my life. I want to trust him with my family. I want to trust him with the church. Sinfully, I just don’t want to give up control over them to allow Him to have lordship.
Where do you struggle to trust God. Will you join me in giving up control so that God might have lordship there?