The most revealing phrase in any language is “Trust me.’ And why is that? Is it because it reveals the desire for someone to honestly guide you or is it that they are ultimately trying to control, dominate and manipulate your behaviors by influencing your decision-making processes? What is it that makes one desire for them to be trusted by others? Is it the Divine guiding you or your ego subtly nudging you into a position of benefitting itself? You decide.
The Spirit of God is the nurturing, life-giving and edifying presence that projects everything that we sense and experience inlife. We are the ones who sense and experience the reflections of Divine presence and use it to benefit us in some way. It is we who color existence with our beliefs whether they are accurate or erroneous.
When we allow our ego’s yearnings to guide our decisions we are thinking about what benefits our self-survival at all costs. When we allow the Divine desires in our hearts to guide our decisions we are thinking about what benefits ‘everyone’ and NOT just ourselves. Is it really as simple as that? Again, you decide.
Why? Because I’m not going to say for you to ‘trust me’ and my analysis of this but I will say to trust the Spirit of God. Remember,trust never comes from someone requesting it; it comes from an inner knowing that the Divine is guiding, protecting and loving you as well as everyone else.
What is trust, anyway? It is the reliance on the integrity, strength or ability of someone or something. It is the confidence that your expectation of something favorable to you will come from the source of your trust and be granted to you based on you being you. Trust comes from faith in something that is unseen that benefits what is seen. Complete trust in the Divine means that you don’t second guess, doubt, worry or fear how things will unfold. You simply allow them to unfold in Divine order for the greater good of everyone and NOT just you!
Trust is not earned; it is allowed! The next time someone says, “Trust me”, you will know it is NOT coming from the Spirit of God but from the ego’s yearnings for control, domination and manipulation. The Divine never asks to be trusted; but humankind always does. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)