Total Faith


It’s amazing the extent to which faith permeates the life of a Christian.  There are aspects of our lives that are influenced by our faith in God that we sometimes don’t even think about.  The Lord revealed one of those aspects to me today.

I work in sales.  My job consists of managing a couple of hundred sales reps across the country as they sell the software that the company I work for created.  As I have been growing in my walk with Christ, my love of the job has slowly been decreasing in equal measure.  I finally reached a point where I dreaded going to work.  I genuinely hated my job.  That was my state of mind for the first half of my day this morning.  At lunch I usually read my bible but today I brought Britt Merrick’s book Big God to work with me.  As I began to read about faith and the trust in God that fuels faith, I slowly began to see the shabby state that my faith was in. On page 47 Britt writes, “We all make faith decisions every single day in every area of our lives.  Do I trust God with my finances? Am I listening to what God says about tithing and stewardship?  Do I trust God with my recreation?  With sobriety?  Do I trust God with my business?  Am I walking in honesty and integrity?  Do I trust God with my relationships?  Am I following the Bible’s direction on reconciliation, forgiveness, extending mercy and grace?  Do I trust God with my heart?  With my emotions?  We must make faith decisions that show whether or not we trust Him in every corner of our hearts.”  I mulled over the things that I had read as I slowly walked back to work from the coffee shop.  Then the Lord began to speak to me.  As always, He started the conversation with a simple question.  “Do you trust me?”

“Of course I do Lord!”

“Do you believe that I have a plan for your life?”

“Yup!”

“Do you believe that I will show you what that plan is or do you think that I’m going to leave you to figure it out on your own?”

“I trust you to show me.”

“Do you believe that I am in control?”

“Yes.”

“Right now?”

“Yes.”

“Then why would you think that your job falls outside of My control?  I gave you that job.”

I couldn’t really think of anything to say here so I just walked in silence.

“Do you believe that I gave you that job?”

“…yes”

“Then why aren’t you performing the job that I gave you to the best of your abilities?”

It was at this point that He opened my eyes and showed me that I didn’t truly trust him with this aspect of my life.  My faith in this area was week.  I thought that because I wasn’t doing what I thought I should be doing, that meant I was in the wrong line of work. You see, I didn’t trust God with my job.  Because I didn’t trust Him I wasn’t content.  Because I wasn’t content I wasn’t happy. Because I wasn’t happy I slacked off at work.  I thought I was working for men.  Really I work for God.  He just funnels the money through them.  This little spiritual scolding completely changed my perspective for the last half of the day.  I am not saying that I love my job now or that it is going to be easy to continue working there.  What I am saying, is that I have peace about it and that I have faith that He has me right where He wants me.  If He didn’t, I wouldn’t be there.  I want to be faithful in this in the same way that I would be faithful in any other ministry that He gives me.  It is ministry after all…I am the only Christian in the office!

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About Brandon Cantello

Husband to Nicole, Lover of God, Dependent on the Spirit, Passion for His Church. My name is Brandon. I love Jesus. For more visit My Blog

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