Don’t worry it doesn’t bother me. I understand how a miracle like you could doubt ME.
I’m not saying it’s easy to watch you lean into everything but my SPIRIT. But I know. You wonder if I”m really here. If I am, who I say I am. You wonder if I can be trusted. Or if I’m just like all the rest of them, here today and gone tomorrow. You doubt my promises and because of it you go back and forth between placing your trust in yourself and things that promise you safety, security, health, happiness and living the adventure that is faith.
Compared to my SPIRIT everything else appears more real even if it is more subdued and much less exhilarating.
I get that.
But that my child it is not true . All that is real is not physical and all that is, is not always known. You can’t see the wind and still it is. So to it is with me. You’ve experienced love and compassion, grace and forgiveness and where did these come from if not from ME? Why would others do anything but what is best for them if there is not some desire, spirit of LOVE that calls man to more than he is on his own?
Of course, it’s easier to believe in something you can embrace with your arms, deposit in your bank account and or watch grow up and move away. But what if all these things are entirely perfect for you to experience but were never meant to be on the throne of your life, worshiped or trusted in as if they were god’s or even saviors of some sorts?
I know your pension, diploma, degree, savings and IRA appear to be trustworthy and something you can depend on. The house, car, boat, relationships and passions and experiences they seem to be what life is meant to be about. But what if, my wonderful creation all these things are mere blessings not the source of trust or faith or security or safety?
I didn’t create you for security. This is true. And perhaps that is hard to hear but you were born for adventure not retirement or a risk free life. Faith, belief in me is what makes all things possible. Certainly I want you to enjoy all that is physical but dear child do not make it your god or there will be no room for me in your soul.
Youth, beauty, achievements, knowledge, money, power, cars, homes and possessions along with social status can disappear and will someday be of no consequence to you when you are merely spirit. So begin now child to enjoy the things of this physical world without placing all of your trust in them and depending on them to save or keep you secure.
You are an adventurer. Trust. I won’t forsake you or leave you.
It doesn’t bother me that sometimes you doubt me – only remember- you were made to trust and lean into the exhilaration of this adventure called faith…
Why Do You Doubt Me?
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