Reason #5: I Learn to Trust God More
I’ve played sports throughout my life and been a part of many teams. I’ve had many coaches who have used team building exercises like the trust fall. Anyone remember that? Someone stands on a high surface like a chair, a table, or something even higher and they blindly fall backwards into their team’s waiting arms – at least they hope their team is waiting to catch them! In some cases, the coach even has the team a distance away from the person falling and the team has to rush to catch the other person – talk about trust!
There’s a reason why teams need to learn trust. You have to know, as you’re doing your part in playing the game, your other team members are doing theirs. Together, all of the positions are covered and the team’s focus is absolute.
To live in the fulfillment of God’s will in our lives, he needs our trust. His design is for us to have such a close relationship with him that trust flows out of that daily walk. And when we trust him, we then learn to trust the work of God in others. He designed us for community! We are made to be his Body, with all of the parts working together for his will and helping each other.
How does speaking in tongues factor into this? Exercising trust in various areas of my life builds my faith. Jude 20-21 says, “But you, dear friends, carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right at the center of God’s love, keeping your arms open and outstretched, ready for the mercy of our Master, Jesus Christ. This is the unending life, the real life!”
As I trust God in one area of my life, my faith is built to trust him in others. And as I gain more trust areas, I gain more faith. Before I know it, I am understanding who he created me to be and walking in the fulfillment he wants for my life.