Daily Prompt: Un/Faithful ~ Topic
Tell us about the role that faith plays in your life — or doesn’t.
What a great question!!! One that I must really think about. I do know that my faith plays a big part in my every day life I just have to contemplate how much faith I exude on a daily basis. Since faith is really something you can’t measure and it’s kind of intangible, I would like to say I think I have more good faithful days then bad unfaithful days but that is probably not true unfortunately, but for the sake of this post let’s say I do. Mainly because my belief in God directs me to himself constantly. But God does have to work with me in my unbelief. I do have days when I question everything scripture says and don’t believe any of it. The reason this occurs is because sometimes God asks the seemingly impossible and I cringe at the idea of trusting him with EVERYTHING!!!! He leaves no rock unturned with the amount that he would like me to trust him with. Even though he has never been unfaithful to me. Sometimes, he doesn’t always give me what I want, but I know I should trust him anyway, being such a good parent that he is to me. But because of my imperfectness I doubt like the disciple Thomas from the bible and question him and my faith fails and takes a dive right out the window. And these are the frustrating times, these times I’m very familiar with, all too familiar. Here we go, I’m receiving a scripture that speaks to this…Proverbs 3:5,6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and he shall make your path straight.”
“Make my path straight,” the Lord says, yes, I need a straight path because every time I try to make my path straight with my strength, it turns in to a maze. Yes, I agree, I need to lean on him for a straight path and that is the challenge. His way is a 100% right and mine, well do we really want to see those numbers??? I want to make a disclosure statement now and that is, trusting God for everything is no easy matter, it takes loads of practice and fighting with yourself, your pride and just the wilfulness of your nature. But doing it will bring great blessing and that’s my ultimate desire, is to do the will of God and way less of my will!!! Faith isn’t easy or comfortable, nor is it popular, but it’s the best so as I continue to work on this question, I pray that you will be encouraged, and to answer the above question, yes and no. Shazza ~ Musings&Rants