Tuesday, March 04, 2014

I trust You

Image Credit: Take my Hand © Jeremy Brown via freeimages.com

Originally written on March 27, 2010, but I never posted it.

The room was abuzz with the excitement and anticipation of what was to come. What crazy game would we play, but more importantly, what would we learn about ourselves.

The teens gathered around in a circle dying to hear what we would be doing. "The trust fall," Mrs. Stephanie said in a cheery voice. No one returned her heartfelt enthusiasm. (It was really more a of lean, no one fell. )

"Oh no. I can't do this with you, Madison," Chelsea said in a worrisome tone. I'm afraid I'll drop you." With all of the confidence I could muster, I said, "Don't worry. I trust you." Her eyes quickly dropped to the floor unable to push back those negative thoughts that were crowding her mind.

"Just put your feet up against mine," I reassured her with a look of pure unadulterated trust. "I'm not so sure about this," she blubbered." It's OK. Let's count to three. We'll do it together," I said.

I clasped my hand in hers fully knowing nothing would happen to me. God was right behind me(and so was a teacher). I leaned backwards while holding her hand. We got through the game and she heaved a sigh of relief. "That wasn't so bad," I joked. Nope, it wasn't.

Chelsea learned it's okay to trust herself. So many times we are waiting for something, anything to point us in the right direction, but we become so immersed in the moment that we miss a sliver of light that God has because we think we have things all planned out. Many times God has to reassure us that He knows exactly what He's doing. He wants us to forget about our negative self-image, stop blaming ourselves over petty things, and trust Him. Not in our abilities or knowledge. You'll be amazed at what can happen if you fall into God's grace.