Friday, 15 October 2010

Trust

This is Keops, a great trail horse. He died some time ago. when this picture was taken in 2006 he was 27 years old - good health, lots of experience but near the end of his life expectancy. This picture was taken only the 2nd time ever I had ridden him - he really did not know me well as a rider. Yet he performed flawlessly - until we got to this stream.

He was hesitant to step into the water - he did not trust my urging to go ahead. Who is this new guy on my back? What made him go ahead? Several things.

First, he was learning he could trust me. I had been kind, had not asked him to do anything that I knew he could not do, and he had been at this stream before. Horses have a problem with stepping into water - they have no depth perception. Keops wasn't sure if his next step was into 6" of nothingness or stepping off a cliff. He is not trying to drink, he has his head down trying to figure out where his next step is going to take him.

There is another reason why he is stepping out - trusting my urging. In this picture you are not aware, but he watched two other horses cross the stream in front of him and they were just a few feet in front of him on the other side - and they had made it, waiting for him to cross.

How are you doing trusting your Savior to lead you? he will do a fine job, you can trust him. Others have crossed those same deep streams that are in front of you, they have made it, and are urging you to step into the water and trust as well. Go for it!

16 comments:

Parsley said...

Once again...inpired post. Thank you.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Thanks Parsley, I am learning to trust, just like Keops.

Anonymous said...

Good post (as usual)

Janis

Indian Lake Papa said...

Janis - thank you !! Glad you liked it. Keops was the horse that I rode after not riding for so many years. I knew that day I was getting a horse again!

CrossView said...

I can relate to that! SO many times I've watched other cross first. Sometimes, they went through easily which made it easier for me to try. =)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - great point! Sometimes it really looks like tough going ahead - Then, when you look back, it wasn't so bad after all.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Yes indeed! I wonder sometimes why we fail to trust Him? Maybe because we have taken our eyes off of Him?

Indian Lake Papa said...

I think so Michele, we forget He knows and fail to trust him. I had that happen with Amos yesterday - he spooked with me on his back and I got hurt in the process. I got him straightened around and we went back at it - he finally trusted me and was okay then. Sometimes not trusting and running can be the bigger disaster.

Ed said...

I don't have a very trusting nature, although most who know me compare me more to a mule than a horse. LOL

It takes a very confident faith to develop trust. That is what it needs to be reinforced daily.

Indian Lake Papa said...

ED, I am surprised with my career background in law enforcement that I am willing to trust as much as I do. I like to give people the chance, if they screw up I am just not as surprised as others.

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Great story of trust and I needed to hear it.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Edwina - trust is a big step. i have to work on this as well.

Anonymous said...

I definitely want to read more soon. By the way, rather good design you have at this blog, but how about changing it from time to time?

Indian Lake Papa said...

Anonymous, sorry, no changes made for strangers! LOL who are you? :o)

I Will be posting a new thought today.

Annesphamily said...

This inspired me much! Thank you for sharing. I needed to stop by here today. Anne

Indian Lake Papa said...

Anne, glad you stopped by - I like how we can say words to each other and encourage each other.