TRUSTING GOD WITH YOUR LIFE
Advice on how to lead a very contented life
through faithfulness and trust in God.
As we move to this level of faith, trusting him with our life's direction, we finally shift into top gear
in our walk with God; our faith journey. The articles in this section
of the website, that precede this one, have led us to this point of
guidance from me.
It is here, through that trust, we actually find ‘ourselves’ ... the person that God intends
us to be! I cannot put it any clearer: we put our complete faith in him, and follow his guidance in
all the big aspects of our lives, knowing that he will offer support to us as we do so.
What I am meaning here is that ‘providence’ – as
explained in “God’s helping hand”, and “Trusting God day to day” – can be released by God within our lives
on a daily, weekly, monthly or even whole of life basis if we are in turn faithful to him.
I have already used the Bible
verse below in another article, “God’s helping hand”. The verse applies equally here. It clearly indicates that he wants to be involved in all areas of our lives AND he will assist if he is invited in!
In all your ways acknowledge him,
will make your paths straight.
2. REWARD FOR OUR FAITHFULNESS
If you can
hold yourself in faith’s ‘top gear’, his loving presence will become obvious. In effect, the closer the relationship we have with him, the
more that we trust him in his guidance, the harder we try to live the
life he desires of us, then the stronger the
results will be that flow from his care towards us.
may be wondering here whether the sacrifices you might have to make in
life, by leading a life of obedience, are worth it? Mmmmm, I did
think that way myself initially, and it did take me a just a while to
try it out! I should have done it much earlier, because the contentment
etc gained through this walk of life can be profound. I can assure you
of that! The result, maybe oddly for you, is a life of real personal freedom.
we move along in this way, our relationship with him ever strengthens:
our faith becomes more effective; our love towards him grows even further. And again
assists us in life ever more lovingly as a result. He becomes so very, very real; concrete there within our lives.
Again I write this with the utmost confidence that this is absolutely what to
expect, if you can get to this level of faith, and then apply it to your
life. And at this stage in the writing of this section in the website I make no apologies about
the acceptability of what I am expressing. Yes, it is that real and rewarding!
2. REWARD FOR OUR SELFLESSNESS
(i.e. the opposite of selfishness) is another ideal that God expects of
us. Well, he at least wants us to aspire to it; to try be selfless. It
is harder for some of us, I know! Incidentally, Jesus was our example
of the perfect selfless human being.
I am emphasising here that our Christian faith journey is not just about you or me. If you sense on any day, or in any
location, that God wants you to assist or support someone else – maybe who
even necessarily feel close to – go with it; do what you feel you should
to help them.
benefits to us of helping others, for the Lord, when we know they need it, should not be
underestimated. Knowing you are serving God in this way adds a real
sense of purpose and satisfaction to your being here ... a quality of life that is quite unexpected. It does not come naturally to all of us to help others, but just go with it when you think you are ‘called’ to it!
The Bible also makes it clear that
our own generosity, or lack of selfishness, towards our fellow human
relates to what God will give us. From the Christian New Testament:
Give and it will be given to you.
measure, pressed down,
together and running over,
poured into your lap.
measure you use,
be measured to you.
for example, the more we help
others in need or
donate to charities and the Church,
the more generous God will be to us in return. And that is
true, as I
have experienced. Some of God’s greatest generosity in my life
after I had given time or money that I could not really afford at the
time. Of course I am not saying that we should enter into giving to
others with the prime intention of receiving more in return. It is just
that it often turns out to be the case.
3. OPENING OUR LIVES TO HIM IN COMPLETE TRUST
have evaluated and re-evaluated the impact of taking this approach of trust over
the years. It works! As I have highlighted already, the best results for you and all others
be the outcome if you do deliberately and confidently trust him in this
way. (Remember too, to try to live the sort of life that he desires of
us all.) Again, I advise you to chat away to him freely and often as you progress. And yet again, I
say, he will hear you! From my knowledge and experience, he will react with downright loving care within your day-to-day life.
please remember what I have regularly advised throughout this website,
he makes no promises that
you will never suffer
emotionally or physically in life. Everyone suffers at some point. God
does not make bad things happen to us of course, but rather
allows the dice to roll. ‘Whatever happens, happens’. Even so, he will be there to guide and support
you during those hard times.
He knows us and our abilities, our personalities, our vulnerabilities etc. And he loves us individually. So, of
course we should involve him in the big issues of life. Even more so, I
say! I am meaning the direction of our eduction, jobs/ careers, long term personal
relationships, parenting, major and necessary assets, church ministries etc. Regularly talk to him in prayer about your life journey and its big issues. Really look to his methods of guidance in your life. And again, when you follow that guidance, then look forward to his help;
divine providence in your life as it rolls along. Essentially, feel
confident to trust this holy process in action within your life!
Without doubt, he is
interested in our jobs for example, just as he is interested in all other facets of
our lives. Out of his love for us, he actually wants to be involved. Please see the article,“God in the workplace”.
Eventually, all aspects of our life journey can
profoundly fall into place. We can become confident whether we
are on the
‘right track’ in life or
words, our lives are given real purpose. We will
as examples become ‘enabled’ through our natural gifts and skills to help others effectively
beyond our normal
capacity, and become productive/ useful members of the community. We
also be led towards a well rounded life: no obsessions; a contented
God, family, church life, study, work, friends, helping others and just plain
to the best of
But bear in mind too that the pace that this all happens is
between each of us and God. We each take the steps we feel are required
of us. Deep faith and its Biblically led commitments; its
take us beyond merely believing in God. Past that stage.
Inevitably, as well as being ‘The Boss’, God particularly in the person of Jesus, can come to be our
constant companion, confidante, helper, counsellor and, yes, the
I also add that occasional graphic
evidence of God’s presence, after decades in my own walk
with him, still
comes as a surprise to me. The ‘magic’ of it all never
need end in
this life, I can assure you!
Continue to the next article, “God in the workplace”.