- 2-5 minutes. The shorter the better.
- Keep it about yourself.
- Don’t worry about making it perfect.
- It’s okay to tell about something that happened in the past but It’s much better if you talk about something you’re going through right now.
- You can share insights, but try not to teach. We want your story.
- You don’t have to follow the outline below. It is a guide, not a rigid format.
1. Your difficult situation.
The need to trust assumes there is something in your life that is hard, or painful, or doesn’t make sense. If life were perfect you wouldn’t need to trust! What in your life is hard, or painful, or doesn’t make sense?
A couple of years ago I started a journey of trust. I left a life of prestige and security to start Anchorpoint. I have also begun to re-examine my faith. This created tension with old friends. Anchorpoint is off the ground but it is still very much a work in progress. It’s scary.
2. Your struggle to trust.
We all struggle to trust. It’s a fight of faith. How do you struggle with your tough situation?
I question whether I heard God right. I wonder if I am a fool. I sometimes think about going back but know there is no way I possibly could. I have weird dreams.
3. Your resolve to trust Jesus.
What do you need to do to trust? What will be your attitude? Is there a verse or something that helps you stay trusting?
God’s call of Abram encourages me.
Now the Lord said to Abram,
“Go forth from your country,
And from your relatives
And from your father’s house,
To the land which I will show you.
I find it necessary to spend time every morning getting close to God and listening. I need to hear the call every day. God has been very gracious about this. I never leave these times with him in doubt. I take it a day at a time.
4. The victory of trust (optional)
Is the way taking shape? Are you starting to see where God is taking you? Please don’t fake it. If you don’t yet see, you don’t yet see. Your answer to this may be “I have no idea what God is doing or where this is leading. But I trust him.”
After over a year of nothing but fog, Anchorpoint is beginning to take shape. I’m beginning to see the land that God said he would show me. This is exciting but it is far from complete. I suspect there is much more to this than I presently realize. One day at a time!