Faith / Trust / Obedience -The Walking on Eggs Story

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Have you ever been challenged to take a risk and wondered, “Can I or should I do it?”

As part of a grandfather’s (me) STEM education program for granddaughter (age 6-picture), I proposed that she walk on AA grade eggs in the carton.  There is a STEM message in there somewhere.  Resistance came immediately (ooh ooh/they will break/I will get goo on my feet), and she retreated a few feet back.  After my explanation of egg white, yolks, and baby chicks (all STEM education, right?) I saw some interest (faith part) and commented:   “I believe that eggs will not break based on the best expertise found on the internet.  Grandpa will hold your hand (trust part)…and by the way your 4 year old sister did it this morning.”  Trust began to build as one foot was gingerly placed on the first two eggs.   Taking hold of her hand one could hear,   “giggle, giggle.” Grandpa says “Just do it” (obedience part).  And lo and behold she placed her foot on the eggs, pressure was applied, the tongue came out, and steps happened — and the eggs didn’t break.   She and her 4 year old sister continued walking on eggs, laughing and had to show mom and dad that night.

Isn’t a walk with the Lord much of the same?   Hardly a month goes by where we have to exercise faith (even Satan believes in Jesus), then trust, which builds (or should build) from past encounters with the Creator, leading to obedient action based on prayer, reading the Word, or input from trusted others.

Today many believe in the Trinity, but the matter of trust and obedience is a harder situation.  Do I believe a difficult relationship can be repaired?  Am I prepared to get out of debt?   I can’t stand this job but can I leave?  Can I really trust God to answer my prayer? Trust God in all things and be prepared to risk and step out….your outcomes may be more eggslent than you can imagine.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Romans: 15:13  NIV


Paul has worked with hundreds of individual clients from executives to recent college graduates related to career transition and life coaching. Paul holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology. He has written a book, How a Man Handles Conflict at Work. Paul founded (1991) the Career/Life Institute and provides coaching, organizational design and career transition serving clients ranging from large organizations to family owned enterprises. He served as a consultant to management teams, and had senior positions for Bank of America, Right Associates and CRISTA Ministries. His ministry outreach includes Poland, Romania, and 11 trips to Ethiopia. He volunteers for Congregations for the Homeless in Bellevue, WA.

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