By MGAL Guest Emily Montez
Trust is love. In any relationship, trust is a vital factor. Without it, you will never get far because love is hinged on trust. Trust is something we tend to take for granted. We often don’t trust ourselves, our kids, our spouse, or our God to make good decisions for us, to lead us in the right direction, to be able to put on their shoes by themselves. Trust is the cornerstone, the very foundation, of love. So why is it so hard to find?
In modern day society, we are pretty self-sufficient. We don’t need for a whole lot. What we want is a whole different story. We learn at an early age to rely on ourselves alone, that asking for help is shameful, that failure is embarrassing. We aren’t used to relinquishing control.
Do you trust yourself? I know it is a concept I struggle with, but it is necessary to trust your own judgments in order to fully love yourself. When we second guess every decision, we are constantly reminding our inner beings that we are not loved, that we are not worthy of the things we truly want out of life.
When we micro-manage every little aspect of our children’s lives, we subtly tell them that they are incapable, that they are inadequate. And that is most likely the farthest thing from what you actually think. But actions still speak louder than words. When you hover, you still send that message.
Distrust is a form of control. It gives us a way to hold on, to think that all is managed. But deep down, all it is doing is limiting us and our relationships. We call it “falling in love” for a reason. Love is about letting go. If we never surrender to trust, we are never able to appreciate the amazing gift of loving someone completely.
Love is all about trust, and it plays an incredible role in every interaction we have. It guides our closest relationships, it shines out to the people we meet, it is at the core of our soul. What barriers do you have that are holding you back from completely loving? We all hold on to pain, we nurse our old wounds and watch them split again and again in our lives. But only when we can give up, let go, and relinquish control, are we truly free to be the amazing mother you were actually crated to be. With trust, you are able to love fully and freely. And that is itself changes your whole life.
Emily Montez is a mama, a creator, a writer, and the founder of MamaFusion: Merging Mom&Me. She believes in following God with purpose, embracing your weirdness, and becoming the Foxy Mama you were created to be. Wanna learn more about how to love authentically, based on trust? Follow the full series at www.mamafusion.com.