ENCOURAGEMENT FOR TODAY- The Ache of Trusting
It seems easy to ask others to trust and to Trust Completely. The fact remains, trusting is incredibly difficult, and for many of us, it is something we fear. We fear because of past hurts, betrayals and misuses of our trust. Somewhere along the way we consciously or subconsciously yelled, “I will never trust like that again!” As with the messages of our past, we gained another belief and put up another wall in the effort to keep pain out and safety in.
Unfortunately, our dreams can’t and never will operate only inside safe walls. Our dreams require the help and participation of others. They place us in a position where we have to trust others and learn how to trust in the process along the way. Those dreams and the journey in moving toward those dreams call for us to learn how to wisely trust and leave the life of safety and the known in spite of our fears.
Part of Trusting Completely is being in the waiting room. One of the most difficult processes in the journey is waiting. We all will experience a time when it feels as though time is standing still and nothing is being accomplished. Often we will be tempted to start working harder or trying something different in order to inject life into our dying dream.
The fact is our dreams are not dying at all. We are simply in a normal process in the journey called waiting. Despite our efforts, we can’t make the dream happen faster. We hate it because “hope deferred makes the heart grow sick” (Proverbs 13:12)
When we are waiting, all of our attention is focused on the result of that thing. However, when we are focused on the dream instead of the missed deadline, money problems, and delays, things seem to happen unexpectedly and sometimes very quickly.
The best use of time in the waiting room is to trust that the process is happening regardless of sight and situations and to trust that a dream is meant to be and is taking place regardless of what is happening.
You can do this!
Dream Madly, Pursue Wildly, Trust Completely
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