I sat down for a couple hours staring at a blank screen because I had no clue what to write about for the word Meager. Then I came across two bible verses that means a lot to me (1 Corinthians 2:5. and Philippians 4:13). This made me realize that sometimes I have meager faith in God. Wait, sometimes? Who am I kidding? A LOT of times I unintentionally have little faith in the Lord. It is easy to get caught up in life trials and tribulations. This past semester, a.k.a my first semester in graduate school, was a trying time for me. Between school, work, and my house I was stressed out the entire time. There would be times where I wanted to just give up because I just knew I was going to fail my first semester or I would lose my job because I may not perform as well as I normally did. At that moment, nothing seemed possible, but I lost sight of God’s promise to me.
When times get hard, we have the tendency to rely on our own knowledge rather than have Faith in the Lord. Some of the things that I do, to help remind myself God is here for me, is to pray daily, constantly praise, worship, and acknowledge what he has done for me. I remember in college, I interviewed with several companies sometimes just for fun. After every interview that I walked out of, God told which one was going to make me an offer. I never relied on my understanding of how the interviews went. After God revealed to me which company was going to call me back with an offer, I accepted His answer and I was never wrong (i.e, God never failed me). After I walked into each interview, I had faith that God was never going to lead me in the wrong direction. I may sound crazy and you might be asking yourself, “how could she KNOW exactly which company was going to call back?” I understand your concern because I was the same way. Even after God told me I would receive multiple offers when I graduated and I didn’t have to worry about looking for a job when I graduated, I couldn’t even believe that! I will never forget the feeling I had when I walked into those interviews without a care in the world because I knew God had me covered.
As you can tell, I try to have faith in the Lord 100%, but many times I fall short. Not because I don’t trust in Him, but I just rely on myself, my knowledge, my vision, my experiences, etc. I feel that I have it under control, but when I lose control I call on to the Lord. This is something I have to work on. I have to work on keeping God at the center of everything I do.
The lesson of the day: Don’t lose faith in the Lord, even when things do not seem pleasant. God gives us freedom of choice, regardless of whether the choice was good or bad, he is there. We just have to remember to have faith in him and believe that he will never forsake us.
Your Faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
1 Corinthians 2:5 (NKJV)
I can do all things through Him who strengths me.
Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)