If I'm honest, I've always struggled with insecurities.  I always feel this pressure to preform at a certain level because in my mind everyone is watching and waiting.  Even being her in Eugene I feel like everyone is waiting to see what takes place.  This has caused me to many times focus my life around how I can best utilize my skills, abilities, and gifts to make things happen.  Many time to "make things happen" for God's glory.  Even as I type that it feels ridiculous in light of what God has been teaching me.  In the last couple of months, God has been showing me my real part to play in all of this is simple.  It is to believe.  Not believe with some head knowledge, but to believe with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength.  God is moving in this world and he is bringing glory to himself and spreading His love to His people.  We get to be a part of this when we believe him and trust him.  The Bible reiterates this throughout.

Matthew 13:58 says, "And he did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief."  Jesus was in Nazareth and people were saying they wanted to see some magic from this amazing man, but they really didn't believe in the Son of God and what he was here for.  So he doesn't do anything.  Could he of?  Sure.  But their part to play was to believe.  In Mark 11 Jesus says, "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."  This is not prosperity.  We know God's will is going to take place.  This is an opportunity for us to believe in His will and be a part of it taking place in our lives.  I believe God is going to do a work here in Eugene and I've got to chase God in the midst of that belief.  Even when it's tough and don't make sense.  Even when I feel like I'm failing and not meeting expectation.  I have to believe God is never failing and his expectations are the Gospel being lived out every day.  Habakkuk writes, "but the righteous shall live by his faith."  We must have faith and live our belief out everyday.  I don't want to get to the end of my life and have missed out on what could have been because I did not believe it was possible.  Jesus tells us that with God all things are possible.  We must believe that.  

If you don't know Jesus, he says in Mark, "Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned."  Believe and be saved.  If you know Jesus remember what Paul told us when he said without Faith it is impossible to please God.  

The eloquent man is he who is no beautiful speaker, but who is inwardly and desperately drunk with a certain belief. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

My belief is God.  May I chase the one whom my belief rest in every day.


  1. Good word! Some times it's hard for us to just be and not try to always do. Thanks for the good reminder.

  2. So true Bryan. You guys need to fly out for a few days. We could get a cabin in the mountains or something. Have some good writing time.

  3. So true Q! It is hard to wait and not compare new adventures with previous ones. We just have to keep in mind...our love for God lies in obedience. Like Samuel told David when he annointed him King, "Heed the Word of the Lord and keep His commandments and your enemies will flee..." Keep being obedient, doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God. Love ya man. GOD will reap what he sews and bless you for being obedient.

    1. Thanks for the encouragement. Obedience is surely key.


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