It’s been 20 days! 20 days since the last time I was able to chat with you all. If you don’t know I usually blog from my phone and my phone had been acting extremely unreliable. I couldn’t send a text message, let alone blog! I’m happy to announce though that I have a new phone! So let the convo continue, finally! But I pray you have all been well. It’s Monday, so I know that comes with a whole list of challenges and hopefully with a new set of goals!
So really quick I want to chat with you all about faith, trust… and endurance because, well, they’re important and you’ll need both to get to the promise!
We’re often reminded to have faith, to hold fast to our confession, and to trust… but how do we do that when there’s so much going on???
First, we need to make sure that our faith is bigger than our fear! They cannot coexist. Period. If I fear that you can’t do what you said you would do then I do not have FAITH in you! We can’t say we have faith in God and then not TRUST that he’ll get it done.
Second, our trust has to be complete! That means that there is no plan B once we turn it over to God. Which means we also need to BELIEVE in what God has promised us, and know that it will require endurance. Romans 5:3-5 NLT says this…
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
Trials and test are going to happen regardless, but it’s how we deal with those issues that determine the outcomes of our situations. Don’t be discouraged, trust God and his process, and endure with patience. And just know that a negative mindset will never lead to a positive life! I love you all and I pray you have a great week! I leave you with this….
Hebrews 10:35-36 NLT
So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.
Thanks again, God bless and One love.
-Quellz (komplex simplicity)