Friday, May 13, 2016

Grow In Trust

When we talk of trusting God, is it a fearful thing because we don't trust ourselves?

How might we grow to trust ourselves more?

  The "Anatomy of Trust" is a free online class which unpacks trust into smaller bites. If I were to place a marble inside a jar for every action that shows trust in myself how full would the jar become?  Here are seven ways we can grow in trust.

  1. Boundaries that are reasonable to follow
  2. Reliability in the commitments I make
  3. Accountability for my mistakes and successes
  4. Vault like integrity for things that should not be shared
  5. Integrity to live by my values
  6. Non-judgement of myself when I fall
  7. Generosity towards myself and kindness towards others
   I believe I see growth in my reliability towards myself and the accountability I feel to my own decisions. It is almost three years of going to the gym three times a week. Years of choosing consistent writing and making art. I've learned to put off the temptation to use informations about others to promote intimacy. I can catch myself and turn my mean spirited self-talk to more compassionate conversation. I feel like I'm growing. There are more marbles in my jar. With that growth I can turn to my Heavenly Father and trust that I can keep his commandments better. I want Him to trust me.

 I write on Fridays with a large group who inspire me. Only five minutes and without much thought to perfection. I write, prompted by one word that sends my thoughts to the keyboard and hopefully make sense.


  1. I tend to have the opposite problem. I put too much trust in myself and do not trust God. I am learning to lean not on my own understanding and trusting God instead.

  2. How interesting. I think I get the Proverbs wisdom in the way you describe yourself.

  3. I think I don't give myself enough grace to trust in God or myself. visiting from #27

  4. Thank you for sharing the seven ways we can grow in trust. Some of them are challenging to me. The 'Anatomy of Trust' class sounds intriguing. I love the marble jar illustration. A novel idea well worth implementing! Blessings.

    1. Thank-you, Joy, for visiting. The class is well worth the price and effort to do the assignments.

    2. Can you take it at your own pace, or is there a set schedule to cover? I'd like to do it but I know I so often fall behind with things when my health is especially challenging.

    3. The class is complete and available to work on, any time. I am assuming it will stay up indefinitely.

    4. Thanks very much for taking the time and trouble to answer my questions. I appreciate it! Bless you. 😊

  5. Sounds like a good class- I might take a look. Trust is something I'd like to grow in and the points you mention about how to do that are helpful.


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