Have you ever had a theme in your life that kept coming up? Maybe it was a friend needing some help or encouragement in a area? Perhaps your pastor went on a rabbit trail on the same subject and you sat back knowing it was confirmation for that friend? Have you ever had the same subject then smack you in the face a little later in your life? I don’t know about you but I sure have; in fact I’ve been getting smacked hard with the same issue for about a month now.
For me, the issue has been trusting God. It started Memorial Day weekend when a friend first came to me and we talked on the subject…then came the rabbit trails & nuggets of truth in class & sermons…all good stuff the Holy Ghost was teaching me along the way…then it hit me. Hard. It took me having an accident at work, last Friday, where I fell and fractured my left wrist. It was then where I was forced to trust God and now I see that all that wasn’t for everyone else but for me, preparing me. I knew I needed to grow in the area and I wasn’t quite sure why till I experienced this minor crisis. I didn’t realize it till God revealed this over the weekend but I had subtlety began trusting my leaders & pastors more than I trusted Him. The whole time I thought it was for someone else it was for me and I was oblivious. He knew what was up ahead and was working to plant within me that which I now need.
I was oblivious that God was preparing me to strengthen me through this. James 1:2-4 says, “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” I literally had to fall into this trial and it hurt but I trust and know that God has healed my wrist and I trust that in any other area that I may lack because of this that He is faithful to me, to supply all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus my Lord (see Philippians 4:19).