Post details: The more confident of trust; the less aware of trust.


Permalink 02:01:18 pm, Categories: GraceHead teaching, By Trent, 496 words   English (US)

The more confident of trust; the less aware of trust.

How can we tell if we really trust God and depend upon Him as our faithful sustainer? Do we attempt faith with our full willful intent, or is faith in such a God a "given" that would never be questioned nor particularly emphasized?

I trust my truck to get me to work, so I hardly give it a second thought ... even if I were to need to travel in it 8 hours to my next appointment ... my "trust" in my truck's mechanical soundness is so little of my thoughts and concern that I am hardly aware of it.

I've had vehicles that required a great deal of trust and faith ... in fact, I've been congratulated for trusting some of my former cars. "Hey Trent," they would say, "you must have a lot of faith to drive that thing!" ... and they were right ... I was constantly aware of my dependence on this rust bucket to get me to my location. I was reminded by others of something that I needed no reminder, because I was nervously aware of my trust at all times.

Same goes for trusting an airplane ... which can be casual and routine for one passenger and a near nervous breakdown for the passenger sitting right next to them. So, which passenger (the one in panic or the one that hasn't given it a second thought) is exhibiting the MOST CONFIDENCE? Isn't it safe to say that the least confidence is exhibited in the person that is consciously aware of the risks and how much trust they are putting in the airplane? After all, the panic is evidence that they have a heightened awareness of the trust and a shortfall of confidence. See?

Those that congratulate others for their faith in God, are really saying an insult about God, aren't they? They say, "Wow! You are a great man of faith and admirable faith to depend on God." But what they mean is "Wow, that undependable god shouldn't be able to support your weight, but here you are trusting him anyway ... not that I would trust him to do all that."

What an insult! What a blasphemy!

Isn't it time to stop congratulating one another for trusting God? Isn't it time for us to perish the phrase "Great man of faith?" We are talking about the almighty God, here! Surely, His vesture should inspire utmost confidence, which is exhibited in casual routine trust ... not giving it any thought ... like trusting the earth to support your weight, or trusting your eyes to fill with light, when you open them in the morning. All of these things are trustworthy, and do not require keen awareness of our trust in them at all.

The measure that people emphasize the greatness of anybody's trust in God is the measure of which that person maligns the trustworthiness of God.

The measure that people emphasize the greatness of God is reflected in how seldom they make note of anybody depending upon Him.

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