While I am on a pilgrimage walk on the Camino de Santiago (St. James Way) in Spain, I have asked some of the most committed and courageous faith-driven business leaders I know to guest contribute to Purposed worKING. Enjoy! – Rusty
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”
I live with mantras.
For instance, if I don’t want to exercise I say, “Don’t think, just do”.
If I am tired or weary or lose focus, I say, “Be here now”.
When I really get smacked in the head and heart – gripped by fear, indecision, loss, I scream, “Trust God Now”! This mantra takes a bucket full of water and douses doubt. It shakes me out of myself and lands me right in the lap of God. TRUST is ALL I am required to DO according to God – the one who knows me better than I know myself – the one who has ALWAYS captured me when I’m falling/en, – the one who makes all things right for his glory.
Are those good odds to TRUST?
Astounding results are promised!
I am filled (all the way up) with ALL joy and peace. What is ALL joy and peace? Not sure, but I do know bits and pieces of joy and peace. The bonus here is HOPE OVERFLOW – that means not only am I filled up, but overflowing with God’s Joy, Peace, and Hope!
That says pretty much that I can DO ANYTHING with God. No need to fear and doubt. All I have to DO is TRUST. I think these are pretty good returns for “Trust God Now”.
What are your mantras?
Reference: Romans 15:13