Trust Muscles

August 27, 2019


I have a protocol for building physical muscle. 


I was taught to focus on one or two particular muscle groups and rotate my workouts to strengthen my entire body. 


One set at a time. 


The cycles are repeated two to three days per week and over time, results are noticeable.


Then I can add more challenging weights or exercises. 

If the workout is too strenuous, the result can be a pulled muscle or major injury. 


Then a new protocol is created to help the body recover. 


Slowly but surely, the new protocol leads to healing and the workouts return to the original rhythm. 


I recently created a protocol for myself to build my trust-muscles. 


Earlier in life, I could trust easily. I was “trust toned.”


As life progressed with challenges, heartbreak, trauma and relational mountains, I noticed my trust in others was not easy anymore.


It was extremely difficult. Even trusting myself was hard as I began to second guess decisions and labor over transition and change.


My recovery protocol was to build a wall around my heart others had to climb in order to prove they were trustworthy. 


Although my heart was protected, it was not free.


I wanted to be “trust toned” again.


My protocol began with reframing fear and self-doubt thoughts of mistrust.


It continued with soul food: music, nature, faith, rest and fun.


It went to another level with steps out of my heart comfort zone. 


Slowly, but surely, the wall came down and recovery took place.  


I am careful to not overdo the protocol expecting too much of myself. 


Now, when I look in the mirror, I see a “trust toned” woman with a heart open to the new adventures of life, love and dreams! 




One protocol.


One set at a time.



I will trust in Him and not be afraid. The Lord God is my strength and my song; He has given me victory.   Isaiah 12:2





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