The hardest thing to trust

I often wondered when I saw certain people who seemed to have what I wanted say that they just gave all that they could and was blessed with their abundance.

What? They gave all that they could and then they received?

“What principle is this?” I asked.

I thought it was about me “getting” my abundance. I couldn’t imagine just giving and giving. I thought once I gave it away it was gone forever. After all, men are just in life for them self.

Then something changed for me. I learned that this principle might be true.

Then I had that moment of test, “I’m on the edge of the cliff and if I want to fly, I have to jump off.”

I had to trust in something I couldn’t see. I’ve learned it’s called faith.

I grew up with the attitude that I couldn’t really trust anyone. Now, at the edge of the cliff, I had to bury that belief and jump.

Thankfully, I didn’t die after I jumped. I was scared though. I still am.

Have I successfully executed my test? Have I received more than I’ve given like people have shared had happened to them?

Yes, I have. I have been rewarded with self worth. I have been rewarded with the belief that I’m worthy of being the person who can be trusted. I’m equal in every way with all men and that abundance can be mine.

Imagine that? It’s all about trust. I learned that the reason I couldn’t trust this principle or trust others is because I didn’t trust myself.

Today I do trust. I don’t trust man. I trust the Creator of all. The more I give, the more I receive. In that order is the only way to make it work. That is the test.

Will it be scary for you at the edge of that cliff?

To the least degree to the most

When I was a little boy I’d receive little inexpensive toys and take care of them. When they broke I would be sad.

I learned to take care of the little things.

I’m sure because I took care of those things that were least, I was able to learn to take are of the things that were the most.

Today, I’m blessed with thousands who I’ve been entrusted to lead, serve and help have a great experience.

But truthfully, the person I most care about is the one just starting out who can only afford a small offering of our products. I hope I always treat the least with as much respect as I treat the most.

I suppose if I treat the least in an unjust way, I would treat the most that way too.

It’s funny, today I treat my big expensive toys just like I did the small ones. I’m grateful when I’m treated justly by all. I don’t do business with those that don’t appreciate even my small orders. It’s also funny that many of those that treated me unjustly are out of business.