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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Growing my trust.....

Edited to add......
I just saw this little "sign" on Facebook and felt God confirming this post.....



I've shared before how much I the Journey Magazine.
So very often the devotionals speak directly to what's going on in my life at the time.....
as I'm sure happens to so many of you, too, in whatever devotional might be your favorite!!!
A recent story really stepped on my toes....
but also opened my eyes to something that I might have been missing.
The theme was about being the type of person who thinks they need to fix everything.....
a people pleaser.....
a form of being prideful.....
ouch!!

I was reminded of something that happened to me recently that I just couldn't understand.  I was met with rejection by a former acquaintance.  I was hurt and a part of me wanted to do everything in my power to "fix" the relationship.  I kept feeling in my spirit to let it go.
As I was vacuuming yesterday morning.....
still pondering on the situation.....
I felt God letting me know that He was keeping me from being hurt and possibly saying something that I shouldn't.
This person was against the adoption of Ruby Kate.
She didn't agree because of the color of RK's skin.
I thought back on the relationship I had with this person.....
and even when things were okay.....
they weren't good.

I think I'm getting better at not interfering when God prompts me to back off.....
most of the time.....
but my prayer is that I'll see His hand working in my life as soon as I hear the "no" to whatever the "question" might be.....
that I'll realize immediately that God is trying to save me from something!!!  
(and if others are involved, that He's working on both of us)

My prayer is that I'll trust Him more and more each day with EVERY aspect of my life.



Breathing in Jesus,


Deb

2 comments:

  1. oh Deb... I am the same way. I often feel God tug at me and tell me to just let it go. Drop it. But then, I ignore the feeling and keep trying to go at it. Which often just leads to more hurt and disappointment. ((Hugs))

    Beckey
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  2. Oh wow..very powerful..thank you for posting this..I think most of us go through similar things..some of us on a regular day. Blessings

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