When we are working our way through a trial, we can get all bogged down in the minutia of the matter. The smallest of details can influence our responses. Things appear to be happening haphazardly when the truth is that the Lord is always in control. Just this week a forgotten wallet, led to a chance encounter, that washed away the confusion of a misunderstood conversation. Remaining faithful through the minuscule and the minutia takes work. We all have to remind ourselves about utilizing the Fruit of the Spirit; kindness, gentleness, self-control, and patience, love, peace, joy, and faithfulness. Faithfulness means that we are leaning into our faith and depending on the Lord.
Proverbs 3:5-6 AMPC
“Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.”
It takes work on our part to put our faith into practice during difficult situations. It takes our active participation to utilize our faith as we muddle through the mire and the mud. Leaning into our faith means that we can lean into God for help as we work our way through the minutia of life. Leaning into our faith means that we believe that God will give us the right words to say, to the right person, at the right time. Leaning into our faith means that we know that eventually, maybe because we put some extra effort into our tone, our message will be clearly understood. When we lean into our faith it helps us remember to use our fruit appropriately. Faithfulness. Yep. It's all about leaning in.