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Can God Trust You?

Can God Trust You?

If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.
Luke 16:10

This past summer I heard about an organization called Sole Hope. This is an international organization which helps create shoes and jobs for people in Uganda, Africa. The story of how this organization was formed moved me so much, I wanted to get involved. Please take a moment to see why I was inspired before you continue reading.

One way to support this organization is to host a shoe cutting party. Using the patterns they send you, you use jeans to cut the fabric for the shoe. Once you have all the fabric you’ve cut from the patterns they provide, you mail them off. When they arrive in Uganda, the organization has hired shoe-makers to finish the shoe.

I really wanted to have a shoe cutting party, so I began planning. Once I set the date and started sending the invites, I started doubting myself.

“Would anyone even come?”

“I’m very passionate about this, but what if others aren’t?”

I felt the same feeling when I started my blog.

“What if no one reads it?”

“What if no one else can relate?”  

Then I had to remind myself that even if no one else comes, no one reads, or no one else cares, God cares. I am being obedient to what he placed on my heart. I know that my passion is God’s permission. If God has placed a passion inside me, and I am pursuing my passion for his glory, then I in turn show God that he can trust me.

Relationship 101: Trusting someone means that you think they are reliable, you have confidence in them and you feel safe with them physically and emotionally. Trust is something that two people in a relationship can build together when they decide to trust each other (loveisrespect.org).

"…When they decide to trust each other."

Have you given God a reason to trust you?

This past weekend, I had my shoe cutting party. I’ve spent the past three months planning this event; having invites printed, rented tables and chairs, prepared food, bought décor, spent time and money putting a special journal together for each person who came. When it was all over it felt like Christmas.

Leading up to Saturday, I had butterflies, nerves, excitement; all the feelings you get on Christmas Eve. No one truly knew what this meant to me. We were able to cut fabric for 50 shoes (25 pairs) to send to Uganda for toddlers who walk around without shoes.

I felt proud. I felt like we made a contribution toward something very big. A small but mighty contribution. And at the end of the day, I felt as if God said to me:

“I just wanted to see if I could trust you”

Luke 12:42 Jesus gives this illustration:

“A faithful sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them.”

Verse 48 goes on to say “…when someone has been given much, much will be required in return.”

I’m not sure what will come in my next season but I do know you reap what you sow. When you sow good seed in good soil, you reap a good harvest. I believe Sole Hope is good soil and I felt honored to be able to sow into their organization.

I know God is up to something big, because he is always good on his word. We are all used in different capacities. Your calling is not the same as my calling. Just don’t leave God waiting to decide if he can trust you. Because at the end of the day, we are all living our whole life to hear these words:

“Well done, good and faithful servant!”
Matthew 25:21

Thank you for joining me in my journal to Finding Grace…

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