In our modern world, I've learn to become dependent on the GPS in our car. I remember the days of traveling to some unknown place and trying to follow paper maps or relying on memory to guide us down the right path. Now, it's a simple matter of typing in your destination's address and the GPS does the rest. With the GPS, I can travel down roads with total confidence and faith and know that I will eventually get to my destination. There is no hesitation and no fear. Just type and go.
As Christians, how do we learn to live by faith during those times in life when we just don't understand? As ridiculous as it may sound, it really boils down to having as much confidence in Christ as we do our GPS. Having that unshakable faith requires us to: Believe when you just can't see; Obey when you just don't understand; Persist when you just don't feel like it; Trust when you just don't get it; and Be content for what you receive, even if it's what you don't want.
Where is your Faith today?
Courage Thoughts for Today:
- When was the last time you really trusted God in your life?
- Think back on a time when you received something in Life that wasn't what you wanted at the time, but ended up being what was best for you.
- Thank God for what you have. It may not be exactly what you want, but realize that as long as your feet touch the floor in the morning, you are truly blessed.