I must admit that I have so much work to catch up on but I’ve been procrastinating all day on this one topic. I think it’s because we already know how important trust is to any relationship, not just marriage.
We often times discuss trust when it comes to us versus outside relationships, but what happens when we talk about trusting ourselves?
Trust isn’t given, it’s earned. -Unknown
I’m big into self talk and affirmations but it does no good if you can’t trust yourself. We all have a past and some of us have forgiven ourselves for it but we rarely deal with ourselves because we are so focused on what has happened and pointing the finger at everyone else. There does come a time when our conscious will let us know to look at ourselves.
On the daily basis, we say what we are going to do, what we should do or what we could do but do we ever do it? We say we want to make our lives better but what steps do we take? We say we trust God but when something happens that we don’t like He’s the first one we stop spending time with. Do we keep our own word to ourselves? Are we reliable? When we say we’ll be there do we even show up or are we just moved by our emotions?
Once you loose the trust of someone, it’s extremely hard to regain but what happens when we loose it in ourselves?
The crazy thing is I don’t know how to answer some of these questions. I don’t necessarily know what to do when we fail ourselves but I believe the answer is you honestly have to evaluate the issue and make workable plans and more than anything put them into action. “Watch your words for they become actions, watch your actions, for they become habits, watch your habits for they become your character, watch your character for it becomes your destiny.” -Mahatma Gandhi
The only cure for lost trust is different and consistent action. What are your thoughts on this one?