Cassie Sharp (@cassieshrp)

2 days ago

I don’t always know what’s best for myself. - I get caught up in thinking I do, though. I formulate all these plans and get stressed out when it doesn’t work the way I thought it would. I think God is using my life experiences to teach me a deeper lesson : to trust in Him always. - I thought I knew best. It didn’t matter my education level, life experience, background knowledge… I have, in the past, ignored anyone who told me that I should stop in my tracks and turn to walk in the completely opposite direction. I knew the path that would get me to my destination… until doors started closing, until I felt the walls closing in on me. I felt hopeless, anxious, fearful, angry… “Why is this not working for me??” - It’s usually in those moments that I fall to my knees in surrender. When I’ve literally gotten myself into such an emotional rut that I can’t see any way out but to call the only One I know that can pull me up. That’s God. No one else is powerful enough. - So I did. I gave it up. I told God I didn’t know what I was doing (humility ) and that I needed him to show me the way. I felt him calling me to give, so I did. I remembered the promise that he made in His holy word. That when we give, we will be blessed. And look, I don’t give because I want a blessing or because I think I deserve it. God doesn’t owe me anything. But it’s rather FAITH that he will provide where I need it because I’m walking with him, not away from him. - And guys, I kid you not, MOMENTS after I submitted my gift, a MASSIVE door closed. I got the call: change of plans. Turn around. Walk away from YOUR plans and trust in God’s. I’m walking on tightrope with a blindfold on right now, but I feel WAY more comfortable than I did when my path was wide and my eyes were open. God doesn’t make mistakes. When we trust in him, He will lead us away from our own faulty plans and show us a future that is much brighter and way more beautiful than we could ever imagine. I hope this encourages some of you…

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