With my walk of faith, I find that in order for it to grow and increase I have to place all of my trust in God. God is the one in whom I can place my trust; He is the only one who has the power to direct my path; and He alone has the power to fulfill goodness in my life. I relate my personal growth to God's omnipotence and His love for me. I realize that I cannot do what God can do; also, I realize that God and God alone has the power to show me the way. I am certain that I must absolutely get out of God's way; for He chooses not act when I keep my hands on whatever needs to be changed for the better. Furthermore, I realize that I cannot see down the road; nor can I know which road to take. I think if I get out of God's way, then and only then, will He show me the way. How else or why else would God be God. I realize that in His perfection and love for me, He and He alone will create a blessed life for me. I think often that if it were left up to me, I would be in a total mess; and I would not have any hope of a full and joyous life. It came to me that I can no more control my life than I can put the blue in my grandson's eyes. His eyes are a sparkling color of blue specifically chosen by God, just as God has ordained my grandson in every cell of his body. Within the DNA of my grandson, God has a specific plan for my grandson and all that he is. How could I ever presume that I know best anymore than I could select and infuse the specific shade of blue in my grandson's eyes; but I do know who can. I know that God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent; and He has a plan just like He placed the azure blue in my grandson's eyes. When I look into his eyes, it is like I am looking into the endless sky which also was created by God, my Heavenly Father. I think the most important thing I can do is to rest in the fact that God and God alone placed the blue in my grandson's eyes, and God is the only one who knows best for me. It is my desire to leave my cares with God, be busy in my everyday life, not dwell on issues that I cannot control anyway, and ultimately trust God to do what is best for me. So, as my faith grows, I hold the thought that the blue in my grandson's eyes is a constant reminder of God's love, direction, and power. Here I rest, hope, and thank God for all including the bright blue eyes of my grandson. For all of this, my faith is the seed that can and will only grow with God's touch and divine direction and my letting go. My questions to myself are why would I ever presume that I can do better than God; how could I, in my humanity, know better than God Himself; and why would I not trust God who made me as well. All Rights reserved Copyrighted Juanita Pittmaan-Brown
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