TRUST– Is The Word

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Bonnie, at Faith Barista, challenged her readers to think of one word that will be their word for 2012.

I started thinking about that word yesterday….my blog from yesterday was about trust.

So, I am choosing TRUST as my word.

Trust.

A difficult word.

I will admit that I struggle with that word.

Trust requires the letting go of control, something I am not good at. AT ALL.

I’ve thought about it…and I believe that I am insightful enough to have realized something about myself.

Keeping control makes me feel like I AM in control of my life.

Safety. Security. Knowing. Those are important to me.

I’ve never been a “fly by the seat of your pants” type of girl.

CHECK.  CHECK,CHECK.   CHECK,CHECK, CHECK!!! Getting the to do list done!

What a lie!

A lie that I willingly allowed myself to believe.

I’m not in control. I never have been.

Control is just a facade that allowed me to feel better.

Trust in Me…Jesus whispered.

I AM, is in control.

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. John 14:1 NIV

I have been a Christian for 33 years this coming May. That’s a long time,huh?

Thirty-three years of trusting Christ, and then taking it back.

Clawing and gripping for the control, that I don’t even own.

Sigh.

I’m tired. Who do I think I am, anyway? Do I think that I can do a better job in my life, than He can?

Really? Do I?

Sigh, again.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding… Proverbs 3:5 NIV

Lean not on my own understanding…..because really, what do I know?

I am unable to see even a minute into my future.

I can plan, but it is like building one’s house on sand….not sure. Not sturdy. Can easily be destroyed.

So…..

trust is my word.

Trusting in the One who says…..

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

Laying my life at His feet.

Trusting in Christ alone.

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3 thoughts on “TRUST– Is The Word

  1. Awesome Dawn!!! Trusting God is a win-win. You begin to let go and enjoy all he has given you and you delight him with your trust. Only good things can come from this. Trust away!!! I will be praying for you as you live out your word this year.
    Kerry-Ann

  2. Pingback: In God We Trust 11:11 « lordjesussaves

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