Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am glad to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. For many years I had a very difficult time trusting — because I lived in a world full of debilitating guilt, debilitating shame and immobilizing fear. In this series, I want to share what has helped me — as I am learning trust.
As I examined how my guilt, shame and fear impacted my ability to trust I discovered that my difficulty trusting stemmed from my anxiety and my need to be in control. With my awareness, I came to realize that I could not learn to trust with out first making peace with the God of my understanding and with myself.
Consequently, I needed to take a risk. I needed to be like Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz” — who took the risk to look behind the curtain — to confront her fears and distorted perceptions. As with Dorothy, I could not longer cower in fear. I needed to look behind the curtain of my fears and distorted perceptions.
As I looked, I realized that I longed to have a relationship with the God of my understanding. As I looked. I realized that the God of my understanding longed to have a relationship with me. As I looked, I realized that the God of my understanding was not like the great “Oz” who controlled by guilt, shame and fear.
As I looked closer, I began to realize that there was some thing blocking my ability to trust and have a relationship with the God of my understanding. As I looked closer, I began to realize that there was some thing blocking my ability to trust and have a relationship with myself.
Please read Part 2 for context. Thank you.
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