No Such Thing as Misplaced Trust in God…
I have been struggling with a decision that was time sensitive for well over a month now until today, when I received clarity of the answer needed to be at ease with what I was “giving up”. When I didn’t have the “go head” green light feeling that I needed to able to live with my decision; that should have been the indicator that I was venturing down a path that I wanted to go, but that I hadn’t been lead to trod; no matter the opportunity.
When I was blessed to have the opportunity of The Mighty Blogxilla aka @blogxilla to do some advertisement of my book, I couldn’t believe the opportunity that had been presented to me. For him to respond and then to say, “Yes”, I was blown away and I thought that my Red Sea was parting right before my eyes. I was willing to not only rob Peter to pay Paul, but I was about ready to stick-up all 12 disciples to make it happen; he hob-knobs with the elite of the entertainment world and this could have been my opportunity, or so “I” thought to myself, way onto a platform that I would in no other way be able to scale. But there is one Mightier!!!
However, I was reminded that everything that looks good, but out of the will of God, won’t turn out to be as good as originally thought. I kid you not, everything, down to the very house that I live in that has come from God has always been free! God says that I don’t have to pay for his blessings; I have to believe him for them. And one of the easiest yet hardest things to do is give up something, even an opportunity that seems of great magnitude that would catapult me where God says that I am to be but do it on his terms alone, is a faith walk like none-other.
To lose in God is to gain 100 fold. I believe that with all of my heart and soul. I have seen him do it too many times in my past not to believe him for my future; and although it looks to me the long way through the wilderness to the Promise Land, I trust God to get me there and to have a deeper relationship with him as I venture in. The goal is to go in, not to die off in the wilderness due to unbelief.
So, I woke up this morning and sent a message to him saying that I thank him for his offer of opportunity but that I would have to decline but I wanted my name to be in right standing with him, and that I wasn’t wasting his time and he thanked me. It was a great feeling knowing that I had set the course and set the stage for God’s blessing to come roaring into my life and an even greater knowledge that I am willing to wait upon the Lord.
I don’t know what the future holds but I know one thing for sure and that there is no such thing as a misplaced trust in God. Matthew 19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.