Trusting in Trust

aliciasummers56 By aliciasummers56, 9th Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A problem I see a lot in the lives of many people striving to live life according to God's will.

Divine Trust v. Personal Trust

It appears that even in a state of faith we all have our own shortcomings. For some of us, it's leading, for others, it's knowing who to follow. And whether the problem lies in leading or following, often times the base of our shortcoming is not trusting ourselves to trust in God.

I know from my own experience that trusting God for the most part has not been too great of a challenge. Usually I'm the one telling everyone else "It's OK, God will take care of it," in the midst of confusion or worry. However, I also have a tendency to think too hard which leads me to second guess myself. I might have the right answer to begin with, but then I often wonder, "What if I'm not thinking hard enough?" in instance in which I really was thinking properly and the second guess of mine is seldom the correct answer. This sometimes-flaw applies itself to my faith life as well and often I catch myself thinking, "Well, I know God has got this all in His hands, but is this the appropriate time to leave it up to God, or is He testing me to see what effort I'll put forth?"

As most similar stories go, which ever option I chose second is wrong and the opportunities to grow in my faith are not diminished but put on hold, perhaps. I know I am not alone in this. Many people have confided in me the same problems with trust in their own lives.

The quick answer to the problem is learning to trust in yourself. I realize that it's much easier said than done, I still struggle with that concept to this day. This is in part because of my natural disposition to doubt my own confidence, and partly due to the lack of support from fellow travelors on the road. I do not mean to say that it is the fault of my peers which has created this mistrust in trust. I simply want to point out that faith is as much of an individual journey as it is a joint one. God has given each of us our own special road to travel on, but that by no means indicates that we should keep to ourselves the knowledge we've acquired on our own.

I'll put is this way: I'm making my own progress with my own faith. I learn things everyday that open previously locked doors, and you likewise have discovered your own answers In reality, it seems, that each of our journeys are all connected whether we realize it or not. Therefore, it should follow that each of us should do our best to grow in our faith and in turn help others do the same. This, I believe, will not only solve the issue of not trusting ourselves to trust in God, but other faith related problems as well.

So pray hard, live that prayer, and share the benefits with those around you. It goes a lot farther than you may think. Peace of Christ to all.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
10th Mar 2011 (#)

Insightful thoughts, trust me!

"Well, God has got this all in His hands"
Why fear when I fully trust Him?
But our mind's free will takes us back as it thinks the other way.

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author avatar Songbird B
11th Mar 2011 (#)

Well written, and a really good share....Thank you...

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