Moment of Trust – How to Give Feedback That Builds Trust, Not Destroys It | Leading with Trust

https://leadingwithtrust.com/2014/02/23/moment-of-trust-how-to-give-feedback-that-builds-trust-not-destroys-it/

A great article to return too, over and over.

It also showed me why it is I dont always trust others.

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“Embraced: 100 Devotions to Know God Is Holding You Close” by Lysa TerKeurst –

“Dear Lord, I want to make decisions that honor You. Lead me as I develop a trustworthy discernment. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

As a matter of fact, when Jesus appointed the disciples, there were two parts to their calling, as we see in Mark 3:14–15. Yes, they were to go to preach and drive out demons, but the first part of their calling was to “be with him.” Fullness comes when we remember to be with Him before going out to serve Him. He wants our hearts in alignment with Him before our hands set about doing today’s assignment for Him. So, He extends what we need and invites us each day to receive in prayer, worship, and truth from His Word. And He lovingly replenishes our cup while whispering: “This isn’t a race to test the fastest pace. I just want you to persevere on the path I have marked out especially for you. Fix your eyes, not on a worldly prize, but on staying in love with Me.” That’s an agenda that’s always completely satisfying. Dear Lord, I’m choosing to stop in the midst of everything to just be with You. Let me never forget what a gift it is to spend this sacred time in Your presence. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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As I read this, I am feeling lonely. Lonely for my husband, whom I spent 5 days with… and now, not even 5 full hours in the last 5 days. I wont see him until Tuesday, and he leaves again on Wednesday… To work Wednesday and Thursday…. then we have littles for the weekend…. as I think about this, I know I need more time with him, to feel loved.

I wonder, does Jesus yearn for our time and attention like this as well? Does he want us to just be there, with jim. Like I want to just be with Craig? Is Sunday morning ever enough? I begin to be sad, and lonely when I dont spend enough time with my husband. How much more I need to spend time with my savior! Forgive my busyness Jesus. Please fill me with your spirit, that I would be able to get everything done that I need. That I would spend time with you before attempting to write the Lcap or my dissertation.

Help craig and I to remain connected even when he is having to be gone a lot.

To live as Christ has asked us to live.

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Colossians 3:12‭-‬15 NIV
https://bible.com/bible/111/col.3.12-15.NIV

I have a lot of thoughts as I consider these verses…

  • I want to live like this, with love, mercy , patience, forgiveness, peace, harmony, kindness, humility. Thankfulness and gentle ess.
  • I get in the way of myself, often
  • When my feelings get hurt, especially by my husband, I begin to feel unworthy, of everything. I lose my peace that comes from Jesus, or even closer to the truth, I give it up. I give it up so easily. Why do I willingly hand over the peace that God gives me?
  • I want to be known, for my love of others. That people will remember how I made them feel….heard, understood, respected, special, important, approved of, cared for, all of the things I often feel lacking from others around me.