10.16.2015

Not Trusting Yourself


Understanding your emotions - and where they stem from - can be complicated sometimes.  I experienced this uncertainty one night when trying to pinpoint my anxious thoughts.

Why was I so stressed?
Why was I so discouraged?
Why was I so uneasy about the future?

...because I felt like I had failed so many times, my future could only look as bleak as my past.

I made wrong choices that, at the time, I thought were right.
I decided to do things that, at the time, I thought were for the best.
I told people things I was sure about, at the time, only to tell them later that things don't pan out the way I thought they would.

I screwed up.

So where does that leave me?

Anxious.
Because I don't trust myself anymore.

But then again, when was I ever called to trust in myself?
Where in the Bible does God encourage us to lay confidence in ourselves?

Maybe a couple times?  No.  Maybe once?  No.  Never.

We are only commanded to trust in one Truth, one Being, one God.

So being at a place of not trusting yourself is the perfect place to start trusting your God.

6 comments:

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    1. Glad to hear it blessed you:) Thanks for your comment!

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  2. This post is like a seed of a thought ... I hoped it would be longer! :-) But thank you for getting me thinking!!

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    1. I intentionally wrote it that way, though... I want my readers to always think for themselves. And ask the LORD to reveal to them what He wants them to know through my writing. You're welcome;) God bless!

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  3. Just stumbled upon your blog through a comment mentioning Oregon. I live there too!
    I want to read more of this post like Vicky said but it's great and super focused on the point.
    Can't wait to read more!
    ~V

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    1. Hey from a fellow Oregonian! Welcome to my corner of the blogosphere;)
      Thanks for your comment!

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