Trust is a concept I have been thinking about quite a bit lately. Honestly, trust is something that I force myself to push towards daily. Trust isn’t always easy. My
circus home is full of high flyers. The 3 Bros and handsome hubby are adventurous, fun-loving risk takers.
Two nights ago we were leaving a high school basketball game and were saying our goodbyes outside the gymnasium. Micah was not with us (it is amazing how fast these boys can disappear). We looked around and saw him…in a tree…upside down…a huge rock below him…hanging by his legs.
My heart rate soars, my stomach sinks, and I want to scream at him. But I learned long ago that as a trainer in the 3 bros circus, this method doesn’t ever work on any of the
four three male animals.
So if your circus resembles mine or you just want to become a more trusting person here are a couple of exercises that I have found quite helpful.
Separate Reality From Cray-Cray
I have seen more injuries and potentially earth shattering situations than you have time to read about. The interesting thing about these “incidents” is most of them were only figments of my imagination. I have imagined decapitation, amputation, kidnapping and bankruptcy. Sure we have had our share of emergency room visits, concussions and tough financial times but nothing of the magnitude of what happens in my mind.
If not identified, extreme thoughts can terrorize and eventually paralyze. If I let these imaginary dangers take root in my very fertile mind, the 3 Bros and handsome hubby would never fly high and become the men which they were created to be.
Take Your Concerns to The Management
Early on in my career, I worked for a boss who was very abusive. I’m a tough girl who can handle “difficult” people but this one was “The Devil Wears Prada” meets “The Exorcist” evil. I compiled all of my concerns shared them with human resources and later to the owner of this multi-national beauty industry giant. Two weeks later I had been promoted and my boss soon left the company.
I take my Ringmaster position very seriously. I trust the owner of the 3 Bros Flying Circus far more than I trusted the CEO of the beauty industry giant. The One who chose handsome hubby and I to be the trainers, nurtures, and unconditional advocates for these 3 Bros knew that we would trust Him to catch our boys when they fall, watch over them when they are tempted to stray, and protect them from any dangerous perps lurking around the circus. (that last one is circus talk…)
Now, when I’m feeling the pangs of anxiety and the temptation to “sideline” handsome hubby and the boys because I am afraid to let them soar, I take it to the Owner of the Circus. He reminds me that He’s got it under control. They belong to Him, He loves to see them flying high and He will keep them safe.
Know That the Lives of Those You Love are in Very Good Hands
I know that not everyone who reads this blog believes that there is a God who created them, knows them by name, and loves them beyond their wildest imagination. I also know that almost everyone no matter their beliefs can think of times in their lives when they have experienced protection from grave danger, guidance when lost, comfort from grief and an inexplicable “knowing” that everything is going to be alright. The unseen hands positioned to catch you and your loved ones belong to the Heavenly Father.
I’m not sure what He has in store for my sons and handsome hubby but I do know that his thoughts towards them are good and not evil, to give them a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11). He made them lively, adventurous, social, athletic, hilarious risk takers for a reason. He did not create them to be mere spectators in the stands, he created them to fly high by faith, and me to be a proud Ringmaster who directs your attention to their amazing feats.
May you find your inner Ringmaster today. May you reject your anxiety about tomorrow and embrace your joy for today. May you see your family as God sees them. Celebrate their gifts, talents and personalities knowing that their futures are secure in Him.
Until Next Time…Fly High and Dazzle ‘Em,
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I will bless any man who trusts in me. I will show my favor to the one who depends on me. Jeremiah 17:7
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jermiah 29:11
We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians 10-5
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