I have a meeting today that I have a small role in. I am worried not so much about my performance in the meeting but more about how my performance will be assessed by others. If I can trust God in helping me with the tasks at hand why can’t I trust him with the outcomes? Isn’t trust in God a pass/fail activity? You either trust him or you don’t.
Take a look at the Bible and every time you come across a character that really blows it you can trace their mistake to not trusting God. Adam and Eve didn’t trust that God knew what he was talking about. Saul thought he could always take matters in his own hands and hope God blessed it later. Annanias and Sapphira thought that God wasn’t worth being honest with other believers.
In the book of Daniel, the King summons Daniel and tells him that by helping the King he could have the finest the kingdom had to offer. Daniel was a foreigner in exile who probably could have used a little of the Kingdom’s riches but he flatly tells the King that he doesn’t need his riches. Here is what Daniel tells the King in Chapter 5, ” Then Daniel answered the king, “You may keep your gifts for yourself and give your rewards to someone else. ”
Daniel’s only focus was on God and he wasn’t worried about anything else. He trusted God, not just for the power to help the king and interpret signs and dreams but for his well being and stability. His narrative about God was that God could be trusted.
What am I holding back from God because I am not trusting him? Today, I am going to trust God at my meeting and after my meeting because I know that he can be trusted.