It’s Wisdom Wednesday! This episode is all about letting your guard down and trusting God with all your heart. I know, I know. This is much easier said than done, but when you do it, you’ll be glad you did. Not only that, but you’ll never go back to doing things another way again.
I believe God already knew that we would be hooked forever, if we only knew what he was offering us. This is why the bible says to taste and see that the Lord is good. If we are skeptical even a little bit, all we have to do is try him out. We have free will. If we decide to go in another direction afterwards, we have the freedom to do so. BUT if we just get a little taste of what God has to offer, we most likely will never go back.
How Do I Know?
I haven’t talked much about this part of my journey much, but the truth is that I rejected Christianity for some time. I was confused, bitter, and angry, because I felt like something that I had been born into and raised up in had failed me.
I wanted to live a godly life, have abundance, and see the results of my prayers, but it never seemed to work for me. And on top of all of that, I witnessed church leaders mistreating people, and doing the very things they preached so hard about us steering clear of doing. My heart sank, as I learned of church and family secrets. It was sickening, and it left me feeling empty, oppressed, and under the control of other people. I didn’t want to be controlled by anyone else. I wanted to live for myself.
So, I did. I went about it so recklessly. I cut people off, isolated myself, and proceeded to study other religions in search of something real. Coincidentally, or divinely purposed, when I studied Christianity, I chose it over everything else. To my surprise, the Christianity that I was reading about sounded wonderful, but it wasn’t at all the Christianity that I was introduced to and grew up in.
I studied more, sought God for myself. And it was thee best decision I’ve ever made in my life. I tasted and saw that the Lord IS good, and I will never go back. This is why I try my best to share my story with everyone who is interested. God is amazing, and I have learned to let my guard down and trust him.
Don’t get me wrong…sometimes, in the midst of a trial, trusting God can seem like the hardest thing to do, but it is definitely the best choice.
If you would like to read more about my story of being lost, confused, bitter, and angry to growing strong in Christ, grab a copy of my book The Mask:Recognizing And Resisting Spiritual Deception. Many people have already been weighing in, and this book has been helping and healing people all across the nation.