It's shocking, really, because you thought you trusted completely. However, trusting God is a lifelong process. Human nature is very complex in areas of trust, especially if you were an abused child. We think we already know this, but we don't.
The same is true of your healing journey. Trusting yourself doesn’t happen all at once. It goes through stages. This is because our childhood was shaped by distrust, trauma, and betrayal. So we have to teach ourselves how to trust. It takes a while.
Trust is about relationships: a relationship with yourself, a relationship with the world, a relationship with other people, and a relationship with God. Trusting yourself leads to trusting God. Eventually, you begin to feel like everything is going to work out, even the aspects of your life you can’t control. You get to the point where you trust yourself enough to let go of those things, so you can trust in God’s plan for your life.
I was reminded of that last week when I drove across Oregon to provide facilitator training for Darkness to Light. I had originally turned this invitation down because my schedule is just too full right now. However, when I did, I felt a prompting in my spirit. A few weeks later the invitation was offered again. This time I accepted.
The minute I arrived, I knew in my spirit I was supposed to be there. That’s all I needed to know. God has been teaching me to listen to those promptings in my spirit and to follow his guidance.
Slowly, I’m learning that trusting God is much like trusting yourself. The big difference is trusting God is a lifelong process. It’s like reading a book with 10,000 pages in it, and every page is a small area of trust. What a fun adventure, right? I think so!
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