To Trust or Not to Trust
To trust or not trust once the verdict is out. Should you trust them still after this verdict was given? Do you or did they have all the facts? Do you or did they have circumstantial evidence? Is it hearsay?
Do you keep your thoughts in your head for a bit before you open that mouth of yours? Did you pray on it? Is there a need for you to speak up? Is the story you heard based on gossip? Are you putting yourself in vulnerable situations when it comes to others?
I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison, as the high priest and all the councils can themselves testify. I even obtained letters from them to their associates in Damascus, and went there to bring these people as prisoners to Jerusalem to be punished. Acts 22:4-5
Slow your role
You never know when your life will start over but, trust that it does start over.
A new day
It’s a brand new day! Today is a fresh do over or we can even go as far and say its a start over! Everyday, is a fresh new start!
To live in the past
Its our choose to live in the past which would look like us getting in our car and looking in the rear view mirror driving backward down the road (in reverse). It basically means you won’t be putting your car in drive. Which means you won’t be moving forward or trusting. We must move forward in life to seek out the good as we walk in faith.
No sense of direction
We will not be running because, hastiness will cause havoc. Trust that I know that all too well, my father had a nickname for me, ‘hurricane’ I never did anything slow!
Should’ve, would’ve, could’ve
Why follow directions? Because, you need to understand the process. It took till my 40’s to figure this out. My ways were not the right ways.
If you don’t slow down to read and understand the directions you may miss the turn that you were supposed to take. How far are you going to head down this road? Are you listening? Are you feeling the nudge? Did you realize you lost your direction? How much farther are you going to go this path till you realize your going the wrong direction?
If you have no destination you won’t know where you are headed which could cause you to feel and be much like Dorothee from whiz-herd of awhz.
I know the older we get we tend to say I should have or I could have which can equate to pure misery. Some of the things that run through my mind is; if only I would have listened to my parents when I was younger. Our parents are sharing their life experiences with us for a reason! They’re trying to save you the pain and agony they suffered.
We will make many mistakes; which will cause us to make many u-turns, you may even hit some bumps, or you may even hit some pot-holes along your way. The bumps and pot-holes can lead to some major damage. Advice is knowledge from experience!
How do I gain more knowledge? Trust me when I say go on a mission trip or volunteer your time helping others.
Do you need experience? Yes!
- Try to do something different through each volunteer organization
- Use your talents when it comes to helping others
- Set goals to obtain more experience through volunteering
Before Jesus I Trusted To Easily
- What did you think or know about God? Nothing, I felt God was not there for me because bad things continued to happen to me.
- What did you think love was? I thought love was conditional.
- What motivated you to do something? The continual condemnation at this specific time in my life. I didn’t know or understand what unconditional love was and how I could obtain it.
- What were you afraid of? Shame, others opinions of me.
Which one of these questions is easiest and most difficult to answer and why?