That’s Not My Job


God is really clear about the simple boundaries and expectations of a relationship with Him. We are simply to  Love, Trust and Obey. In turn, He promises to Love, Guide and Provide. God will always do His part. That is what enables us to do our part.

God said, “Everyone will know you love me by the way you love one another,” John 13:35 And, “If you love Me, you’ll do what I’m telling you,” John 14:15 (my own paraphrasing).  “If you do what I’m telling you with the right attitude, you will live well wherever I place you,” Isaiah 1:19 (my translation). So, “If you trust Me and seek after Me HARD, despite what your circumstances, senses and associations tell you, I will be well pleased and you will be well rewarded.” Micah 6:6/Hebrews 11:6 (personal favorite mash-up).

All of this is a direct result of how much God’s love is for us. He KNOWS how He made us and what we need to do as He instructs. As we do our job, we will have provision, wisdom, skill and ability to do more as He asks us to.

Anyone who has ever taken the time to look at the Ten Commandments for themselves (and not just watch the movie), will discover that the sum of everything in them is in the paragraph above.

I bet your little seeker-friendly buds never told you that, huh?  How He cares for us is a mystery…that’s none of our business.  THAT He cares for us is evident on a daily basis.  Trying to figure out what He’s up to and where it fits in the big picture (or the little picture for that matter) is not our job.

Sometimes, trusting God can be a pain in the BUTT and it feels like the ‘waiting game’ is SOOOO over rated.

BUT…since I understand the TRUTH about God, I’m okay with the wait.  Sometimes, it HURTS.  I cry.  Sometimes I cry A LOT. I get scared and I worry sometimes. Many times, nothing looks like I would have imagined it. Having walked this long with God, many times I don’t understand God (I said I understand the truth about God, not God Himself), but I know that I trust Him. So, I wait…and continue to walk this walk of faith in relationship with God.

What I DO know is this. I told Him I would trust Him when I was 12 years old. In 32 years I have never been forsaken. I have always had what I NEEDED (not always what I wanted).  I have seen the desires of my heart manifest before my eyes without having had one hand of my own in their making. And everything that I haven’t seen yet, I know is coming in a way that will be for my total good and beyond my wildest imagination. All because I know who He really is and He knows who I really am…and still calls me friend.

You can’t make me doubt Him. I know too much about Him. That’s RELATIONSHIP. Can you say that about the God YOU serve?

Because He is so real to me, it’s easier for me to not question what He’s doing when I don’t understand.  I know that’s not my job. So, yeah…the waiting may be a pain and the pain may seem like it will go on forever. But I know in Whom I believe. I know His ways. I’m gonna do my job and trust Him to do His.

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