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Carpe Diem

Journey OnI’ve begun to make some changes in my life. Seeking God and really learning to trust Him in all things. I’m learning that this is some much easier said than done. It’s not easy to really give things over to God and to trust that He’s going to see you through. When you read the word of God it all seems so easy, I mean, Jesus in the flesh came up to these men and said “Follow me.” How hard could that be, after all, he was the son of God. But, when the disciples left their jobs and their livings to follow Jesus, they didn’t have the whole story, the Bible wasn’t written and they didn’t know where and how things were going to end up. I wonder what their parents, friends and family thought? It took a step of faith. When Peter stepped out of the boat, I’m sure it didn’t make sense to the rest of the men in the boat.

I suppose part of stepping out in faith is to not look towards man and to be concerned about what others say and think but to keep your eyes of God and know that you are doing what He has called you to. I think that is part of my “fear” right now, knowing that the decisions I make moving forward are really God and Spirit led. I’m new to this, I’ve always been able to do the “will of God” for my life with a safety net and just “walk through the open doors” and trust that those that closed, closed for a reason.

At times I wonder why God allows some of us to go through times of testing and yet others seem to coast through it all. It doesn’t seem fair, but as I think more about it, it’s during times of trials and tribulations that you really get to know who you are but also that will test a friendship and relationship. As difficult as this time may be in the end, I have to trust that God is directing my steps and making my path known.

I know that one day I will look back on this time in my life and it will all make sense. It may not be easy now and I may not know how things are going to end, but the even though I don’t know how things will work out, I know that God will see me through.

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  1. April 11, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Wasn’t it MLK Jr. who said that faith is taking the first step without seeing the whole staircase? Good for you for acknowledging that God is in control regardless of whatever is going on.

    A few other quotes that might encourage you, bro (I love quotes, can you tell? :))

    Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time. –Oswald Chambers

    His grace and goodness toward us is so immeasurably great, that without great assaults and trials it cannot be understood. –Martin Luther

    God seldom uses anyone unless He puts that person through the test of suffering and adversity. –Selwyn Hughes

    Stay strong! You have unlimited power to get through whatever it is you are facing.

    • April 12, 2011 at 12:08 am

      Thanks for the comments and quotes. Curious, how you came across my blog?

  2. April 12, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Readomatic or Tag Surfer. Take your pick. I think it was Readomatic. That sounds like a kitchen appliance. Now I’m hungry. Toast….

    • April 12, 2011 at 12:20 am

      Interesting, I didn’t realize such tools existed. I assumed they did, but now I know. Well thanks for stopping by.

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