Do you trust your beliefs more than you trust God?
You might wonder if there’s even a difference in the two. I assure you there is. Sometimes, we find comfort in our beliefs and rely on them more than we look to God Himself for direction. We can wrap our minds around our beliefs. We build fences around them so they are contained. We often don’t keep the gate open in case God wants to show us something we simply couldn’t consider or fathom at one point in our faith journey. He patiently waits for us to go deeper, wider, and higher. He covers a lot more ground than we can anticipate. Instead of overwhelming us, He invites us at the pace He knows we can handle and need.
We, on the other hand, like to camp out where we find comfort. So, instead of living in a temporary, movable tent, we build a permanent house over our conclusions and claim nothing can change. If we find truth about God in one place, we claim, that truth doesn’t change.
Not true…sort of. The truth of God doesn’t change. God doesn’t change. But what we know and understand about Him certainly changes. And He changes us. If we’re not willing to set our beliefs aside to let Him filter and prune, we will not grow. We will not trust Him each step of our journey. We will miss out.