28 December 2012

Trust me, I love you.

We all have a little bit of dysfunction in our lives.
 This is normal, because we are normal 
and we are natural to mistakes and poor choices.
 But what if we could target our dysfunction by
 getting to the root of why and how we make mistakes.

 I speak, mostly and almost always by way of the Gospel of Jesus Christ,
 for there is no dysfunction there, only errors made by humans, 
some striving to perfect their lives through the doctrines and taught
 and others disregarding the opportunity to grow.  

So I’ll mention the following by relating it to a tree,
 our lives as a tree and the roots that allows us to function well.

 One of the greatest types of dysfunction in our lives is the absence of trust. 

The type of trust I talk about is the trust that has 
the ability to make us very vulnerable. 
If you know me, you know, I’m all about vulnerability.

 For me personally, I have been able to live and
 grow and breathe more freely as I understood 
my own vulnerabilities,
 inside the gospel and outside. Even though there is 
not much to me outside of the gospel, it's in my genes.

                        When we choice to trust someone, namely God or another person, 
we initiated moments and beginnings to become completely
 comfortable with that person.
 This trust takes one step further in understanding our own 
personal strengths and our weaknesses. This trust is about being
 willing and available 
to the person we trust, with our strengths and weaknesses.

                        You see, I am far from where I would like to be 
when it comes to trusting God and Christ.

 If my trust were perfect in them, anytime the Holy Ghost would touch my heart and mind with things
 that I needed to change, I would change them.

 Sadly, I still struggle with my weakness of trust, but I do know when I have come to the Lord with my weaknesses and asked him for help, I was guided and even delivered.

 Sometimes we don’t recognize the power of trust when it comes to becoming our potential.

 True trust in our Loving Heavenly Father is having the confidence and comfort ability to be completely reliant on His Character, His abilities and redeeming Atonement. 

As we exercise trust,
 it creates experiences. 

Experiences of trusting Heavenly Father and even other people, is what binds us to them. 

Hence, we need trust and we need to be trusted. 

It’s a doctrine that takes time to develop and yet no time to lose. 
But it’s important we don’t get caught in the trap that trust once it’s broken can never be regained.

 Through proper repentance and restitution, the binding that was once there can be healed and through steadfast work, rebuilt.

 But that’s the irony of this dysfunction.

 The absence of trust can break a bind, and that can change everything. 

Do I trust the Lord enough, to repent of the things I need to?

Can I ever get back to that point?

Yes, its between me, an imperfect person, and God, a perfected being.

It is when we implement characteristics and the nature of God into

our own personal lives, are we able to overcome and truly become.

 For trust to weld or bind itself in my mind, 
yes, I must trust Him in all things,
 including His timing and power to restore my trust to and even in him. 

I use the word TRUST because I know before I came to earth;
 my trust in Him was whole.
 I know this, because I chose His plan and I trusted in His plan for me. 
Trust, as defined above becomes a power
, when people know and acknowledge that one and
 nobody else is pretending to be something they are not.

 They come to the table, lay upon it, 
their weaknesses and even their strengths and there,
 the trust begins to bind. 

When we enable trust in our relationship,
 we avoid a close friend of dis trust and that is fear.

 Fear of conflict, fear of failure. 
We may know this so called friend all too well. 
When we have relationship that is difficult to harvest trust,
 it’s difficult to engage in any type of conflict or resolution.

 I don’t use conflict as a negative term.
 I have a relationship with the Holy Ghost. 
When I was 8 yrs. old, it was bestowed upon me by the laying on of hands 
by a worthy priesthood holder, who happened to be my father. 

Scripture taught me that as long as I keep God’s commandments, 
the Holy Ghost would be my constant companion. 

These scriptures taught me that I needed to exercise faith in the messages or 
promptings and impressions the Holy Ghost might whisper into my heart.

 And so it began, I would read scriptures about the Savior and his ability
 to heal the wounded and peace would encompass my heart and mind,
 it led me to know of the truthfulness of the scriptures and so it continued. 
This was me, trusting the Holy Ghost.