You can talk the talk, but do you walk the walk?

Well, I am the lastest victim of this “wonderful” economy.  The business I manage is closing soon.  So I am back on the streets seeking employment.  It’s pretty scary, too.  I don’t know about your area, but there are very few jobs to be had around here.  So, I faced with a dilemma.  I teach my kids Sunday School class that God loves them and will take care of them.  Things may not go the way they would choose, but God’s solution is always so much better than we can even think of.

So, if I talk the talk, do I walk the walk?  Ps. 46:1 tells us:

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

And in Ps. 121:1 says:

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

So, do I live what I teach?  Well, the honest answer is, Most of the time.  I will admit that there are times when I really get worried about what will happen to me.  I have no one to help with expenses, it’s just me.  So I can get really wrapped up in worrying about what is going to happen.  So when that happens, I must be careful to remind myself of all that God has brought me through in the past.  And since I know that He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, then I can depend on Him to act today the way He did in the past. 

Now, I’m not saying that God has to do exactly the same thing He has done for me.  But what I am saying is that whatever God does will be the best thing that could be done for me.  I have to put my faith in my God.  I find that simply worshipping God for who He is gets me “out of my head” and “into my heart”.  I turn from my worries to singing praises to God, and that in turn lifts me up.  Sometimes I may need to call a Christian friend.  That helps also. 

I love what Ps. 127:1-2  says:

Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman wakety but in vain.  It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so He giveth His beloved sleep.

If I try to take things into my own hands, and push and push and push until I make something happen, it’s for nothing.  Whatever I can manage to make happen will not bring me peace.  It will not be what’s best for me.  It will be what I in my humaness can make it.  I don’t want that.  I have been there, done that.  I don’t want to go back.  I want to place my entire trust in my Lord and Saviour, Christ Jesus.  I don’t want to waste my time trying to make something work out.  It’s just not worth it.

But still I am human and those worries, especially in today’s climate, continue to sneak up on me.  I have to be continually on my guard against Satan using this situation to pull me down.  I can’t let my faith waver, because as Hebrews 11:6 tells us:

For without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

So I’m doing my best to walk the walk.  If I find myself on the wrong path, I immediately make the changes that bring me back under God’s umbrella.  What about you?  Has your world been rocked by the downturn in the economy?  Or by an unexpected illness?  By someone you love deserting you just when you need them most?  Don’t “stay in your head”.  Move to your heart as you tell God how grateful you are at how He has carried you for so long; sing praises choruses or hymns that tell of how wonderful our God is.  There is no way you can stay worried as you praise God.  Your heart will feel up with the love that we have for God.

Be a light in the darkness for those around you that don’t know Christ.  Let them see us trusting in His Word and refusing to worry about the crisis we find ourselves in.  I’ll commit to pray for you.  Will you pray for me?  No man is an island.  We need each other now more than ever.

Until next time, think about all that God has done for you and lift up your voice and praise Him, for He alone deserves praise.

Published in: on August 29, 2010 at 16:17  Comments (2)  

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  1. ok how is this supposedto mean?

    • Hi, thanks for asking. I’m just saying that there is nothing we can do by worrying to change our lives. In fact, worrying is against God. We don’t like to hear that, do we? But God says “without faith it is impossible to please him.” (Hebrews 11:6) What we are supposed to do is put all our trust in Him. Maybe a close example would be when we sit down in a chair. Do we put all our weight on the chair and get comfortable, or do we keep some or most of our weight still on our feet “in case it falls apart”? If we put anything less than our full weight on the chair we aren’t trusting that it will hold us up, are we? So, if we believe that God will take care of us, we have to act like it. God loves us more than we can imagine and He sees the whole picture. We may not get the “perfect” job we are wanting, but it could be that God knows how it will effect us. So there is the trust factor. I hope this helps clear it up. Let me know if you have other questions. I appreciate your interest.

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