Trust has so many facets and opportunities to give you, but they can only be understood by seeing them as doorways to opportunities. For example, a young man desiring to achieve completeness in his life realizes that he needs to get married. By uniting in marriage with his wife the doorway of trust opens up the big picture which includes relationships with family and relatives ~ and can also provide incredible opportunities for building successful businesses, bountiful homesteads, and even establish new communities. All of these vistas of experience are set before us if we are willing to take the chance and walk through the door of trust.
But this door of trust becomes even greater and more epic in its scope if God is added to the equation. Wait a minute! Let me phrase that in a different way and say, if God becomes the entire equation. This means the couple that is learning to trust each other puts all of their trust in God’s word. Wow! The opportunities at this point become exponentially increased, and almost ridiculous in their appearance as childhood fantasies. Of course we know they are not fantasies, but actual realities of life. This is the fascinating thing that God is offering each one of us if we are just willing to totally trust Him.
In ancient times God looked down at man uniting and saw how they organized together to build the massive a tower of Babel. But God knew that man’s unity at this level of experience was going to be disastrous, so the Lord confused their languages. Their inability to communicate clearly with each other caused the men to separate and scatter the population of different peoples and fill the whole earth. I believe that the reason for this scattering was because man had not yet received a special key revelation that would make unity work.
This key was first expressed when Moses told the people of Israel, “Man should not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Jesus again reemphasized this truth when He repeated Moses’ words when He was here on earth. This key of unity with God and His word was expressed by Jesus’ life in many ways. For instance, He said, “The Son can not do anything unless He sees the Father doing it.” In this and other statements Christ was letting us know that trust in God’s divine direction was the most important element in His life and resulted in His success. So it is with you and I, as we continue to trust God to direct our life from A-Z suddenly we walk through the door of trust and enter into a vista of adventure that cannot be compared with anything else we have previously done in life.
Today I believe that we are on the brink of a new innovative Renaissance similar to the first Renaissance. All around us are innovative people listening to the still small voice of God, and learning to hear and act upon His great plans. We are also realizing that when God starts something He also has every step arranged to “fit your feet,” and if you are patient enough He will carry you all the way to complete fulfillment. This truth cannot be taught. You have to literally catch it by experience.
This is why the Scripture does not tell us to hurry up and catch up with God. Instead, it says that they who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. Why does God constantly emphasize for us to wait upon Him? This, I have discovered, is the key to spiritual success in your God adventure. All of us who have been leaders understand that we continually have the ability to organize and push our projects forward. But it is only that rare few who completely understand God’s gentle approach to innovation, and how important and delicate the skill is of waiting upon the Lord.
To wait upon the Lord involves totally trusting God’s timing, and throwing your timepieces and expectations out the window into the garbage can. It was the same sensitive skills used by Abraham waiting for the child Isaac, King David waiting for King Saul to finish his destructive course, and Moses waiting for Pharaoh to let God’s people go. Wherever you are in your journey of innovation, you must realize that the invaluable skill of waiting is paramount to your receiving true God-honored success. So slow down, trust in the divine process that’s already been leading you, and wait upon the Lord. It’s all about trust…
Richard Gazowsky pastors a church in San Francisco called A Place To Meet Jesus. He has directed the films, “Guardians” and “The Roman Trilogy.”
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