Are we quick to trust God with the big things and still feel like we must keep control over the little things? Can we quantify hope? Are we short-changing God when we say, “ok Big Guy, I trust you to move the mountains, but this little pebble? Nah, I got it,” especially when it’s the truckloads of pebbles that add up to way more weight than we could ever carry?
God tells us that if HE can trust US with the little that He’ll trust us with the big. That makes sense, start us out slow, build up to it. But what we in effect do is flip it around, wave our holy hands in the air praising God and declaring all this great faith and trust in Him…umm, wait? That pebble? Nah…I got it.
But we don’t. And we can’t. Because He didn’t make us that way and that’s certainly not what we signed up for when we first said, “I will trust in you.” God doesn’t want a piece of our faith or a sliver of our trust. He wants it all. Every mountain, every boulder, every pebble.
Name your pebbles. You’ve already started haven’t you? It doesn’t matter if it’s a handful or a truckload. Quit sorting the piles into His and yours and just give it all over to Him.
P.S. I’ve already named 7 pebbles. God has claimed them all.