“Do you trust God or fear man?”
I was seated in Barnes and Noble across from Randy Simmons and Merlin Weaver, two men working to change the face of the fight against homelessness. Simmons, the founder and head of We Agape You, was in the midst of telling me his story.
His pastor had challenged him with the above statement and it served as a barometer ever since. As I drove home, it stayed with me. As God often does, he speaks to us through everyday conversations.
Did I trust or did I fear?
Quick, make a list of your disappointments this week. Large or small. Can you come up with any? Our justifications to fear come so quick. Doubt hovers just below the surface:
-When the job interview doesn’t go well.
-When the man or woman you were sure was the one ends up leaving.
-When the money runs short and the account is overdrawn and your kids are hungry for a dinner you may not have.
What if we lived in trust and not fear? What if we stepped out in faith? How would things change?
If you are reading this tonight in the midst of doubt, I’ll encourage you. Write down the question and hang it on your bathroom mirror, put it in your Bible, make it your cell phone wallpaper.
Do you trust God or fear man?
Change your answer and see what can happen.