Learning to trust yourself should always begin with putting your trust in God. When we are following God’s word and are living a life according to His will, we are fully trusting in His plan for us in this world. God, as our heavenly father, wants the best for us, His children.
The Bible is full of passages reassuring us that we can fully trust God to take care of us. In Proverbs 3:5-6, we are told to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” It is in our human nature to want to know everything. We want to know all aspects of our lives and what is waiting for us just around the corner; unfortunately, that’s not how life works. But when you are fully trusting in God, those worries fade away. They fade away because we know God wants what is best for his children and will take care of us. I saw a quote this week that perfectly goes along with fully trusting in God. “Be so confident in God’s plan that you don’t even get upset anymore when things don’t go your way.” In other words, have so much faith in the Lord to take care of you that no matter what obstacles come your way, you still have faith, love, and hope in God.
Once you have full trust in God, you will have full trust in yourself. Of course, you must make sure that your will always aligns with the will of God. This doesn’t mean that you will never make a mistake or make the wrong choice, but it does mean that God will always be there to help put you on the right path. God wants us to ask for wisdom, and he promises to give it to us. Asking for wisdom in making decisions in your life will help you make the correct decision. You learn to trust your own gut and from that trust in yourself comes love.
Learning to love yourself means learning to trust in the decisions you have made for your life. It means learning to love the path you are walking down, as long as you are walking it with God. Fully trusting in God will give you full trust in yourself. It means that no matter what bumps in the road may come, you will not falter, you will not fall. Love always trusts.
This week’s recipe is a delicious fish dish. I didn’t grow up eating a lot of fish at home, and I feel like most people are intimated to cook fish at home. Trust me, this one is easy peasy and taste so good you will feel like you are at a fancy restaurant. The recipe calls for salmon, but feel free to use your family’s favorite fish. As always, make this dish work for you and your family.
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8