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Trust in Him

Kelsie Millet
Kelsie Millet
Trust in Him

You are listening to episode 35, Titled- Trust in Him

Hey you guys! This is Kelsie Millet and I am your host here on the Let Him In Podcast, where 

my intent is to have these episodes full of thoughts, impressions and ways for you to easily let God into your every day.

Hello friends, so if you follow along over on my Instagram towards the end of January I shared that through one of my prayers I had the impression that I needed to take Instagram off of my phone. Initially I questioned it. I use Instagram a lot for Guided and for getting the word out there more about the Hear Him Journals. I also just love sharing my mundane moments and lessons that I personally am learning with God to my community over there. So I really did question why God would impress on my heart to take Instagram off my phone when I felt like I was doing good work and in a way spreading the light of the gospel. 

Well, it only took a few minutes for me to feel this prompting very strongly. Enough that no matter the logic or not logic I had in my mind, I knew I needed to follow through. So, within an hour of that prayer Instagram was deleted off of my phone. And it was scary, and I honestly felt sick about the situation because I have been pouring my heart into that page and didn’t want to lose momentum if I am being completely honest. I didn’t want to upset Instagram and the algorithm. Which I say that now and I’m like, Kelsie. What the heck, upset Instagram really? But in a sense that’s really how I felt. 

Trust in me and not the world. Those were the words I wrote in my journal that day. Trust in me and not the world. And suddenly everything was fine, and I snapped back to reality, saw the bigger picture, and just felt so much peace. 

I am a little over halfway into my month without Instagram on my phone and it has made small and simple changes that are life changing. 

In the scriptures in Proverbs 3:5–6, we read:

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

“In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

In a talk given by Bonnie H. Cordon she referenced those scriptures with the following thoughts-

“This scripture (in proverbs) comes with two admonitions, a warning, and a glorious promise. The two admonitions: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart” and “in all thy ways acknowledge him.” The warning: “Lean not unto thine own understanding.” And the glorious promise: “He shall direct thy paths.”

Let’s first discuss the warning. The visual image gives us much to ponder. The warning comes in the words “lean not”—“lean not unto thine own understanding.” In English the word lean has a connotation of physically listing or moving to one side. When we physically lean toward one side or another, we move off center, we are out of balance, and we tip. When we spiritually lean to our own understanding, we lean away from our Savior. If we lean, we are not centered; we are not balanced; we are not focused on Christ.

We must each ask: How do I keep centered and lean not unto my own understanding? How do I recognize and follow the Savior’s voice when the voices of the world are so compelling? How do I cultivate trust in the Savior?

May I suggest three ways to increase our knowledge of and trust in the Savior.”

I am going to summarize these 3 points, and will have her full talk linked in the show notes if you want to read her whole thing. 

So, the three ways she suggests to increase our knowledge of and trust in the Savior-

“First, we can come to know the Lord and trust Him as we “feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do.

Second, we can come to know the Lord and trust Him through prayer. What a blessing to be able to pray to our God! “Pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart.

As we make a habit of approaching Heavenly Father in prayer, we will come to know the Savior. We will come to trust Him. Our desires will become more like His. We will be able to secure for ourselves and for others blessings that Heavenly Father is ready to give if we will but ask in faith.5

Third, we can come to know the Lord and trust Him as we serve others.

Jesus Christ has overcome the world. And because of Him, because of His infinite Atonement, we all have great cause to trust, knowing that ultimately all will be well.

Sisters, each of us can trust in the Lord and lean not. We can center our lives on the Savior by coming to know Him, and He will direct our paths.”

This talk by Bonnie Cordon is so good, and I want to add to her testimony that I know that when we trust in what God’s plan is for us. It is always going to be so much better than our own plan. I know that we all face hardships and big trials through this life where trust in God is so important. 

But, I just want to remind you that we also face small and usually simple nudges from Heavenly Father to change and these are also so important. When we make change it can be uncomfortable, but it’s in the discomfort where we find growth and become more like Christ.  

Today’s thought- I would just encourage you to actually pray for ways that the Lord would want you to change. What is something that He knows you could be better without, even if that’s temporarily. Or what would he have you add to your day? I think it is always scary to ask God to show you your weaknesses. But remember in Ether it says- “If they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them” ( Ether 12:27 )

Now would be the perfect time to pull out your Hear Him Journal and continue in more stillness, an open mind and a desire to connect with God. 

Love you guys!


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