‘Faith is having the courage to let God have control.’ As I read those words this morning, my mind went back to the many times that God has asked me to trust Him to have control in my life.
I don’t know how God has worked in your life. But for me, God has always asked me to have total trust in Him. To follow Him along unknown pathways. To totally surrender my own plans in favour of His plans.
To totally trust God, you have to come to the realization that He really loves you and has great intentions for your life. God alone knows what will make your heart sing. God alone knows what will bring true joy to your heart. God knows me better than I know myself.
Only God knows the future. When I first started this journey, I had no idea that He wanted me to travel around the world using music to preach about the joy of receiving forgiveness through Jesus. I had no idea that God wanted me to be involved with miracles and seeing nations touched by Him. I had no idea that I would pastor in churches and lead people to God through worship. I had no idea that I could orchestrate and arrange music and see thousands of churches use my charts to minister to their own congregations. I had no idea that I would write songs that would touch people in many countries. I had no idea that my blog would encourage hundreds of thousands of worshippers in over 175 countries.
I had no idea, but God did. I have realized that following God takes faith. Not faith in my own abilities, but faith that God is who He said He is. Faith that God can do what He said He could do. Faith that God is able to a much better job with my life that I can. Faith that God is able to do much more that I could ask or think.
At this point in my life, forty years into the adventure of wholeheartedly following Him, I am excited to see what God has next. God is faithful. I know, because I have seen it with my own eyes and I have experienced it in my own life. God really is able to much more than I could ask or think!
I love this quote ~ God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him. (Jim Elliot)
Question: What area is God asking you to surrender? Do you trust God to have control in your life?
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