Trust - 10/28/18

Pastor’s Corner 10 28 2018

“Trust”: … A firm belief in the honesty and reliability of another; … faith: … That’s what
Webster’s New World Dictionary has to say about it.
Trust is good to have. When we have trust, there is much less stress. We trust that the sun will
come up tomorrow, our coffee will be brewed, our job will still be ours when we get to work, our
Nation will protect us … and the list goes on and on.
That’s all good!
But if it is so good, … why do we have so much trouble extending trust to those around us.
I’ve recently caught myself not trusting those close associates that have been put in charge or
called to manage projects of interest. I think to myself; … “What are they doing!” – “What are
they thinking!” – “Why didn’t they listen to me?!” – “My idea is much better!”.
I find myself needing to look in the mirror and say to myself: … “What are YOU doing?!” –
“What are YOU thinking?!”
Am I the only one guilty of this sin? Some reading this might need to find a mirror for
themselves.
This world and all of its activities have been functioning just fine for a few million years before I
screamed as the doctor held me by my ankles and swatted my behind (now try to get that image
out of your minds). If I was a betting man, I would place a wager that this planet will continue to
function pretty good on its own after I’m pushing up Daisies.
We can’t all be the head of a committee, … we can’t all be in charge … and if two of us have
different ideas, … how can we both be right?
I guess what I am getting at is to trust those around us to do their best job, … to be creative in
ways that you and I just might be able to learn from … and remember, … “The meek shall
inherit the earth”.
I’ll leave you (and myself) with this: … “The one who trusts in himself is a fool,
but one who walks in wisdom will be safe.” – Proverbs 28: 26
Your servant in Christ,
Pastor Jim