Tuesday, October 12, 2010

You can't live without this

Who do you trust?

Trust is a word that’s equally important as love. We’ve all felt the disastrous results of failed trust within our families and by our friends. When our trust is broken, far too often we become completely distracted by those moments and tend to lose our focus on God.

Most of us would say we trust God and believe He’s going to work in our behalf…but there are times that trust is not so simple.
The reason is…
…trusting Him means we believe in what we can’t see and sometimes may not understand.
…trusting God literally goes against our human nature because we are forced to admit we aren’t in control of our everyday lives.

I heard Perry Noble say recently, “If you can explain your life…then God is not working in it.”

(Discarded Couch - Federal Hill)
(Baltimore City)

We must realize that trust is a must.

Someone once said, “I don’t trust in anybody or anything.” Really?
*You trust your employer to hand you a check at the appointed time.
*When you board a plane, you place your life in the hands of the pilot behind the controls.
*If you have a life insurance policy, you trust it’s going to take care of your family when you’re gone.

You cannot live without trust.

(Lighthouse - Inner Harbor)
(Baltimore City)
Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” 
On so many occasions we are left with raw emotions and tough questions racing through our minds. Everyone has been there…so when things get like this, WHO or WHAT do you trust?

At 14 years of age, he dropped out of school and went to work on a farm.

At 16, joined the army while lying about his age. He went on to get a job as a Blacksmith, then quit…it was too hard and to hot. At 18 years old, he got a girl pregnant…they married and it did not work out.
He later got fired from his job. His wife gave all their furniture away…then she went home to her Mom.

He got a job with the railroad…then quit. He had no desire to perform hard, manual labor. He then tried college…and quit.  As an insurance agent, tires salesman, and gas station attendant, he failed. At the age of 65, he started drawing $105.00 a month social security. 

Most would have admitted that they had failed and would have quit. Not this man. He started mixing spices together and cooking chicken. This man who seemed to hate everything, started his own business in Corbin, KY. 
Colonel Harlan Sanders of the Kentucky Fried Chicken chain ended up giving millions of dollars to charity, schools, and churches.

The thing about it is – we go buy his chicken with TRUST…we don’t even know what’s in it. It’s the Secret Recipe. All that failure, and yet he kept trusting and believing and wasn’t afraid to do something amazing.  

Don’t be afraid to trust…again.
…in your Creator and Master.
…in yourself.

…in others.

(Doves - Inner Harbor)
(Baltimore City)
Birds of a feather…flock together.
Trustworthy people attract others who can be trusted.

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