Can God Trust You?


“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

- Matthew 26:41


Even trustworthy people can make mistakes.

A couple of months ago, I was in a local restaurant picking up dinner. As I was waiting for my order to be ready, a lady walked inside and asked me if I had the Uber app?

I hesitantly said yes. She then asked me if I could call her an Uber.

What? Strangers don’t just ask random people to call them Ubers! Or so I thought.

Even with a facemask on, I’m pretty sure my facial expression said absolutely not because she walked away after she saw my response.

I overheard the lady explain to another person that it was raining outside and she didn’t want to walk with the baby in the rain. Baby? And that’s when I realized that she was carrying a baby.

Not only that, she had a little boy about five years old with her too.

Am I that horrible of a person? I called the lady back over, told her I would call her an Uber, and regretted it five seconds later.

“You don’t even know where she’s going,” I thought to myself.

“What if she takes the Uber to another borough?”

“What if she lies about her address and takes the Uber out of state?”

So many negative scenarios started to play in my mind, but then I was reminded of a scripture in Proverbs.

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.” - Proverbs 19:17

The lady gave me her address, and to my surprise, it was only about fifteen minutes away. Praise God!

As I was walking home, I felt the Lord convicting me about my attitude toward the lady. I thought to myself, “If God can’t trust me with a small task, how can He trust me with a big one?”

A similar question has been on my mind the last few days: Can God trust you with your YES?

We are quick to say, “Yes, Lord, whatever you need me to do.” But can God trust us when He throws us a curveball?

Can God trust you with your yes when you lose your job?

Can God trust you with your yes when He asks you to give to someone in need when you don’t have much for yourself?

Can God trust you with your yes when your life is turned upside down?

Sometimes our yes comes with a but. "I'll do what you need me to do Lord, but only if it doesn't make me uncomfortable."

If God is bringing a test in your life, it's because He wants to use it as a testimony. It may not be comfortable, and you may not understand it, but trust that God is faithful and has a plan for it.

We can’t pass the tests of life on our own. We need our Heavenly Father to help us, guide us, and strengthen us to be obedient to His will.

I’ve failed many times before, but with the help of God, I know I can get back up, learn from my mistakes, and pass the test the next time. And so can you!

You may make mistakes at times, but your mistakes do not define you.

“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

- Matthew 26:41

Keep your eyes on Jesus, and let Him strengthen you to follow through with your “Yes, Lord” no matter the circumstance.

With God, you can be a man/woman of your word.

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- Mags