PEOPLE WHO TRUST GOD ARE A PLEASURE TO BE AROUND. Their faith inspires, causing us to believe God where we would otherwise doubt. They exude a peace and confidence that’s so attractive in today’s turbulent times. Their lives convince us that trusting God is simply the best thing to do. So, what about you?Why not learn from their example? Isn’t it time you trust God – I mean really trust Him?
When we don’t trust God we are powerless. And, we’ll suck the energy out of those around us – even when it’s not obvious or intentional. A life without faith is a life without God’s power – and if we live without His power, we can’t bless the people around us. We become a genuine drag. Consider these powerful words from the Bible:

“For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.” – Romans 14:23b (ESV)

If you want a really simple definition of sin, there you have it. Doing anything apart from faith in God is sin. That pretty much nails everything to the wall, and provides each of us with a very clear compass with which to navigate through the maze of life. Whatever you might want to do or may now be doing that is not dependent upon God for success is not worth doing for one more moment. Stop it. Leave it behind. You are losing time, energy and the blessing of God. Simply put, that’s outright foolish.

You have two options in life.One will lead to your success – the other to your demise. You can either live by faith and truly trust God, or you can “live” by your own power, reasoning and abilities. You can either trust God – really trust God – or trust in something, someone – anything else. The road you choose makes all the difference in this world. It makes a difference not only for your own life, though important. It also makes a difference for the lives of other people whom you will affect – for better or worse. Everywhere you go, you are influencing people with your faith – or lack thereof.

You need to do yourself a favor – and everyone around you – and trust God – really trust Him. By doing so, you’ll be one of those people who inspires others and exudes peace. Your greatest potential in life – and your greatest influence upon the lives of others – is only realized when you really trust God.

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Yes, you may think it’s an option to kind of trust God, to live by faith sometimes and to live at other times by our own power and wisdom. But the truth of the matter is that you and I are either truly trusting God or we are not trusting Him at all.

“Your greatest potential in life – and your greatest influence upon the lives of others – is only realized when you really trust God.”

Trust and obedience are one in the same. To trust God is to obey Him. To obey God is to trust Him. Do yourself a favor – and everyone around you – and trust God. Really trust Him. Right now, wherever you are, whatever you are facing. Really trust God. Obey Him 100%. You’ll be glad you did. And so will the people around you. You’ll become a magnet and a beacon of inspiration, hope and peace. The world could use a few more of these, don’t you think?

What are your thoughts? I’d love to hear from you . . .

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Michael Anthony, CourageMatters.comA Call For Courage, Michael Anthony I'm a husband, father, inspirational speaker, podcaster, blogger, and Lead Pastor of Genesis Church, in York, Pennsylvania, where I live among farm animals and snack foods. I'm the author of A Call for Courage: Living With Power, Truth and Love In An Age of Intolerance and Fear (Thomas Nelson Publishers), and the soon to be released Courageous Life™ Motivational Planner. Both are available wherever books are sold. Send speaking, interview, and guest appearance inquiries to info@couragematters.com. , or click here and do your thing. For keynote speaking, interview and guest appearance inquiries, contact info@couragematters.com.
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