Do things you know are right even when you don’t feel like it because it gets us in a pattern of right thinking, and acting. Learn to trust yourself. Learn to trust others.
I believe trust starts out small…it begins at birth. It begins with us.
As we grow older it grows in us and it forms our character and helps define us. We are born with it and we learn to die with it.
God planted the seed of trust into our being as He molded us in our mother’s womb. It is our compass to the True North. It regulates off of our conscience and helps keep us true to ourselves and to others. Trust is our guide to peace, prosperity and a life of abundance. Trust brings people together and a lack of it tears them apart. It’s a part of our character and it helps define us.
In our early years we learn quickly how betrayal can break our ability to trust. The inability to keep our own promises to ourselves can be what places us on the path of becoming unreliable and unable to trust ourselves and others.
No one man is perfect. We will let others and ourselves down. Most times than not it won’t be intentional. It usually will stem from a lack of prayer, care, or wisdom. Unfortunately, each failure with trust will take us further away from what God planned for us to become. It can cause us to shy away from the voice of God and of reason. It can cause others to shy away from us.
Trust is a heart purpose that begins with intention.
So I ask, what does trust mean to you? How do you know you can trust someone? And the bigger question, do you trust yourself?
3 thoughts on “Trust, It Begins with Us”
I wrote a blog post on trust a couple months ago. It’s not always come easy to me and to say I’ve conqured my trust issues would be false. Every now and then I fall back in to old habits and my anxiety soars. I remind myself of Timothy and how Jesuse hundred Him by letting him feel. I think of Gideon and how God jumpers him by taking his fleese quiz. That helps me to remember Gods unconditional love and forgiveness if we only ask. I repent become intentional about noticing all the ways God provides and how He really is a giver of good gifts. That allows me to stop being so white knuckled, and when I trust God I find it easier to trust man because whatever happens God is with me.
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Trust is a difficult thing for me. I struggle with trusting others and it makes it hard to build lasting connections. Your words speak to the deepest part of my heart. I know my trust issues overflow to the way I view God and His love and promises for me. Thank you for this post and prompting me to think on this subject more. God bless, Tina
The best part of realizing our lack of trust is that God knows! He loves you and will teach you how to trust again. God bless you.
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