Hey, Lenny. For what its worth, imo- you can trust in God if that is what you wish. Many people do. You can trust in yourself, plan for your present and your future. That is what many people do. Only you can answer the question of how to blend the trust issue between you and your God. I think you will figure it out. As a father of grown children, who brought the children up to believe in a greater good, a higher power, a God- I also taught them to believe and trust in themselves. I think it is working well for them.
To perhaps answer the question of why God might want you to trust in yourself as well as in Him... maybe He is desiring that YOU see the goodness and gifts that lie within. How much better would the world be if you recognized and utilized those gifts in displaying the Love we are to share? I don't know. It's just a thought. But your question touched me as well, and I wanted to bump it forward because it deserves attention.
My spirituality is just now reawakening and the deepness of what I am feeling is beginning to cause me to feel this impending burst of energy and explosion. So thanks, man, for addressing an issue I am also thinking of. My best.
Edited by ThisMan (08/28/13 05:03 PM)
For now we see through a glass, darkly.