I’ve been wanting to do a 30-day challenge for a while, but repeatedly thought I couldn’t capture an uninterrupted 30 day period that also started on the 1stof a month.
I held onto this excuse not to start.
But here I am, starting a 30-day challenge right before a trip, a few weeks before we start our journey to the West Coast, and in the middle of October.
Why now? And why on trust?
I feel like the next 30 days is going to be enjoyable but also laced with fears because with a new move comes prayers for a new home, a new community, a new job, and a new purpose.
I’ve chosen to write on trustbecause this next season is going to force me to trust God with all the details whether I want to or not.
I have learned from past experience that I can plan, I can pray, but I can’t make the impossible happen. I can set up everything to fall in order but if it’s not God’s plan, it’s not going to happen. Or it’s at least not going to happen in my timing.
One of the things I hope to gain from this exercise is an active form of trusting God rather than a metaphorical sense of trusting him.
I can say I trust God all I want, but if I’m only trusting him in word and not with the actions I’m taking, then is it really trust?
When I measure up my version of trusting God, does it look like the definition of trust or little sprinklings of trust in God and trusting in my own abilities?
According to the trustworthy internet and Merriam-Webster, trust can be defined as the following:
Firm belief in the reliability [one definition uses character], truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.
To place confidence in.
To commit or place in one’s care or keeping.
Ready or not, here I go into 30 days of writing on trust.