He left his camel outside and spent several hours offering thanks to God, praying and promising that he will be a good person in the future, help the poor and be a righteous man.
When he emerged it was already dark and behold – his camel was gone!
He immediately flew into a violent temper and shook his fist at the sky, yelling: “God! How could you do this to me? I put all my trust in you and then you have done this to me!”
A passing believer heard the man yelling and chuckled to himself. “Listen”, he said, “Trust God but, you know, ties up your camel.”
Let go and let God.
Letting go and letting God be in control does not mean that we sit around and do nothing, but rather that we act on the promises of God and live them out.
Trusting God means both that we wait on him for guidance and direction – and it also means that we get going in the direction he points us in. Trusting God means waiting on him for direction, and it also means using the minds and gifts that he has given us to head in that direction.
As long as we head in that direction in his strength and not in our own, as long as we continue to trust him along the way and even let him make mid-course corrections, we can be confident that we are trusting him and walking in his power and not our own.
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