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On the last post, we discussed turning over control of your life to God. The problem with turning over control of your life to anyone is that our ego keeps saying to us; that we can do better with the control. As a result, we keep taking back control. To solve this we need to learn the trait of trust.
We start learning trust when we are a baby. We learn that if we are hungry and we cry, that someone will come and feed us. We (most of us) move on to learning that our parents care for us and that we can trust them to feed, shelter, clothe us. As we enter school, we (most of us) learn to trust the teachers. On the job, we learn to trust the management to get us our pay, etc. So you can see that developing trust is a big factor in our physical life. It is also true in our spiritual life.
We need to develop trust in God as our lover and manager. You might say, why do I even need a manager. Well in many areas of life we need and use managers of our life. We accept management by coaches in sports, managers on the job (what do I do), stars use them to handle the day to day activities of their life, officers in the military, etc. None of theses areas of life could function without management and the trust in that management.
Trust requires that we have faith (belief) that what the manager tells us to do, is the best thing for us and the future. We develop that trust thru taking many little steps based on faith that our manager knows what to do next. And we grow in trust as we walk through the next door and do the next action. As we succeed, our confidence in our manager grows. And the next action becomes a little easier and then a little easier.
To start this trusting relationship, we need to learn as much as possible about our manager. Hopefully, one place for that is within this blog. All of what we covered works for us in our earthly relationships as well as our spiritual relationships – God. One of the other attributes of trust is that you must develop a interchange of communication between you and your manager. You need to be able to discuss any actions you are being asked to do. But once you have talked it out, you need to trust your manager enough to do it.
Trust is also developed by showing appreciation (glory) for what your manager is doing for you. This re-enforces our trust. You need to develop that trust to the point that we are just doing the next action, because of the trust and love we have for our manager. Well maybe, you need a little more on faith. We will cover that in our next post.