This past year, the question that has entered my mind more than any other is, "Do you trust Me now?" And when I think about it, trust has been the theme - and the challenge - of my life since this path-altering journey began in 2009 (Why Traci Blogs. . . http://wp.me/P2woLq-2). Extraordinary opportunities in the past few years:
Creatively raise $10,000+ and take the entire family on a ministry trip to South Africa. Do you trust Me now?
Take teenagers into your home even when space and resources are limited. Do you trust Me now?
Take in another teenager, more permanently, even though you are one bedroom short. Do you trust Me now?
Encourage and support your husband in starting a publishing company with no start-up resources. Do you trust Me now?
Donate a kidney although you haven't even donated blood. Do you trust Me now?
Move your family across the country when you love so many people and so much about where you currently live and serve. Do you trust Me now?
Each one of these situations required great faith - trust - on my part and that of my family. Without hesitation I can also say that acting in faith and trust in each of these situations has been worth it. In The Message, Hebrews 11:1 states, "The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It's our handle on what we can't see."
I made a decision in 2009 to live an extraordinary life. I didn't know what it would require or what the results would be; however, one thing I know now is that trust is absolutely necessary. I must place my trust in God, who sees the outcomes, who knows what I will face next and who wants the very best for me.
Are you trusting God right now, in this moment and the situation you are currently facing? Will you choose to live an extraordinary life and step out in faith and trust God with the results?
"This trust in God is the firm foundation that makes life worth living."