Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
On this day, my daughter got up from the bed and was heading to the sitting room to meet her dad; suddenly, she stopped on her track and ran back to the room with the shout of “cockroach.”
She’s not a fan of this insect and would always get scared any time she comes across one whether alive or dead (laughing). Unfortunately with this, she abandoned the journey.
Some minutes after, I left the room to start preparing for the day and saw that the cockroach had been killed so I decided to sweep the whole area before calling on my daughter to come out.
You can’t believe that the little girl refused and spent nothing less than two good hours in the room before summoning the courage to eventually step out but not until after peeping from the doorway to confirm if truly the insect had been removed.
The Bible says in Proverbs 29:25 that the fear of man brings a snare: but whoever puts his trust in the LORD will be safe.
And it struck me; this is how most of us are!
We allow fear to cage us in and with a little scare from the devil, we chicken out. Some have abandoned their life’s journey, forgot about purpose and made a turn because of the roar of the devil. You need to crush that fear.
Can you just take the step while being afraid? A lady posted on her Facebook timeline sometimes ago about how she has been doing some things afraid and this has helped her to keep fear at bay. This I have adopted too and turned into my slogan “do it afraid”.
The Bible says the race is not to the swift so why wait till you become a Cheetah.
I understand that the journey can be discouraging and passion dwindling with no motivation or a push to keep pressing on, but you’ve got to keep going.
Are you in this situation?
- Be like David in 1Samuel chapter 30 verse who encouraged himself in the Lord his God. When life happens to you, always encourage yourself in the Lord.
- Let the reason that brought about the journey encourage you as well. Recently I was getting discouraged and decided to back out on a particular idea but a short random broadcast message talking about “not failing those who are getting blessed by the little things you do” jerked me back to life.
Now I’m saying No Retreat.
Look for your reason and forge ahead.
What Other lessons Did I pick from The Incidence?
Having total trust in God—if He has said it, He is capable of bringing it to pass.
Despite assuring my daughter that I already removed the dead insect, she allowed fear to keep her inside for hours. I felt bad that she couldn’t trust me and take me by my words; then came the voice asking “is this not how you behave?” we will rather give in to fear than absolute faith in God of all flesh who asked “is there anything to hard for me to do?”
Even after claiming the promises, doubt still sets in. I can imagine God getting exasperated and asking Himself how else to get His children convinced that He will never leave nor forsake them.
The times we are in has forced many to lose their trust in God. People no longer trust Him enough despite the assurances of His word. Have you ever asked how does God feel each time we don’t trust Him? Lack of trust is disheartening making the other person feel woeful and like a failure.
How disheartening it must have been for Him each time you fail to trust God’s WORDS and moves.
Even though some have been disappointed by men yet still run to them for help instead of totally trusting in God. Psalm 118:8 says “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”
Have you tried all your human efforts and nothing is yielding? Try God! Psalm 125:1 “They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.”
The final charge is that God helps those who trust in Him.
Psalm 115:11 Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
Will you be ready to TRUST again?