Encouragement by Marc Owings

 

As leaders we can sometimes lose sight of a truth that produces peace. Many times it seems as if the truth of trust can easily become stuck in the mire of confusion and frustration. We are inundated with a daily dose of suggestions and market concepts of how to lead a better life. Even in the Christian culture we have produced seminars, written self help books and preached ourselves into a state of confusion. Many times the answer we are desperately looking for is right in front of us. A man named John Kavanaugh once came to Mother Teresa, searching the answer on how he was to spend his life. When Mother Teresa met John she politely asked him how she could pray for him. John answered, “Pray that I have clarity.” Kind Mother Teresa replied a stern, “no I will not pray that prayer.” John responded, “But you seem to have the clarity that I am looking for.” Laughing, Mother Teresa looked at John and responded, “We cling to clarity, but clarity is the thing we must let go of. I have never had clarity; I have always had trust. So I will pray that you trust God.” Whether you are a business owner, project manager, house wife or secretary, God is inviting you to trust His goodness and faithfulness. Clarity is not the goal, Trust is. Trust is a currency that spends in God’s economy. It purchases and creates an atmosphere in which we can live a life full of His peace and His hope. You may not see it with clarity, but you will know it’s there. Do you trust God or have you been chasing clarity?

Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search

for you. Psalm 9:10

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