I’d love to say I never doubt and that my faith is the size of New York City, but that would be a lie (insert sheepish grin).
Sometimes I doubt big time.
Sometimes life discourages me deep.
Sometimes I really am tossed back and forth.
Which is what happened to me last week.
In the midst of a prayer time I found myself asking God if I had missed something important (pertaining to a dream on my heart). Had I done something wrong? Had I misheard? Had I miss-stepped directions?
That’s when I heard four simple, yet powerful words: Do you trust me?
Sometimes while caught up living daily life and fulfilling our daily responsibilities, we accidentally take our sight off God and place it on ourselves. It’s an easy mistake. It’s an honest mistake.
The daily grind causes our eye levels to slip and before we know it, our faith levels have slipped as well.
But that one simple question focused my faith in such a way that it prompted me to write a list of five questions to target my doubt. I share them with you today so you too can call your faith back into focus.
Do you believe the dream God has laid on your heart?
Do you believe the plans He has for you are so much better than anything you could ever orchestrate for yourself?
Do you believe the gifts and talents you possess are from Him and they were entrusted to you with design?
Do you believe your life experiences, failures and hardships are for a purpose and that He will redeem each moment for His glory?
Do you believe your life is a story and a journey that He is the author of?
Simply put: Do you trust Him?
If you can answer yes to every single question, then there’s only one logical question left to ask:
Why let doubt rule?
“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” -Psalm 91:1-2