I really wanted to pass in this job interview I had applied to, but I knew it was really hard to get it. I had decided I wanted that job and tried to convince God in prayer that my plan was really good, instead of asking Him if that was a good option, since I’d had to change all my life if I got it. I was presenting God so many reasons for Him to help me with the tests and interviews that I was looking more like a lawyer trying to prove my point of view than an engineer, which is what I am.
Suddenly while I was praying, I had a vision in my spirit. In this vision I was riding a bicycle in a beautiful park, but I wasn’t paying attention to the beautiful trees and flowers because I was focused on the path. Suddenly that bicycle became a double seated bicycle, and I went to the second seat. God was now at the first seat and He was leading us at that park. My responsibility now was just to pedal, and I didn’t need to be anxious anymore, because He was leading it for me. Because of that I could enjoy the path, feel the wind and pay attention to the wonderful view. I couldn’t be happier.
At that moment I understood God’s plan for my life didn’t include that job and He was asking me to trust Him while I was pedaling through the path of my life, because He would lead me to the best journey I could ever have. A lot of good changes happened since that day and all of them were led by Him.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6
I was anxious about my future at that time and even more about that job, but anxiety is not an option to a Christian. As we saw in the text of Philippians, we have the power to not be anxious about anything. Anxiety isn’t just a feeling but a decision. When we trust God with all our heart and we know He is leading us while we obey Him, there is no place for anxiety.
But how can I decide to trust? The text gives us the complete recipe: “…but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God”. Share with God all your worries and then rest. Do your best in what is possible for you and never forget that He always does His part.
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Matthew 6:25-27
We belong to the Kingdom of God and in this Kingdom, there is no lack of anything. Never let the worries be more real for you than the reality of being a Son of God. You are more valuable than the birds that never worried about their future.
Give Him the first seat of your bicycle and never take it back again. This way you’ll be on the best path you could ever be, and you’ll enjoy the journey.
I’ve never regretted to trust Him and I’m sure you won’t either.
If you want, close this text now, search for this song and enjoy the rest in His presence: I’ll Give Thanks – Housefires
“God is not worried, why should I worry?”