Do You Have Blind Trust?

Blind Trust 2For the past 10 years I have worked in the investment and financial world as a licensed investment advisor. One term I was exposed to that I really had never heard or understood was that of a “Blind Trust”.

What is a Blind Trust? A blind trust is a trust in which the individual has someone else, a fiduciary, that has been given full power of attorney, has full discretion of the assets of the individual and that individual has no knowledge of the holdings of the trust and no right to intervene in their handling; this is done so that the individual may not have any conflicts of interests in the decision-making of say in a company they run; or an organization in which they are the decision maker. Another words they have turned full control of their assets over to someone else and have total faith that the fiduciary has their best interest at heart.

In my quest to understand the faith we must possess to turn our lives over to God, seek His will and purpose in our lives, I found an interesting similarity to a Blind Trust. As a matter of fact the term Blind Trust could not be more appropriate than when we use it to describe our relationship with our Heavnely Father.

When we take matters into our own hands in regards to the decisions we make and actions we take about our future, without council,  we begin to think inwardly, possibly very self-centered, and the chances are that we will make some decisions that are not very wise long-term. Maybe we are not looking far enough down the road to see the pitfall we will encounter; a snag that could be very detrimental to our success. Think about it! How many times have you looked back and realized, WOW, that was stupid; I didn’t think that through. I know I can look back 20 years ago when my wife and I first got married. We were ignorant and knew nothing about money or finance BUT that did not stop us from spending money like crazy, buying anything and everything we wanted with no consideration of the long-term effect. Needless to say, when bankruptcy came knocking, we could only look back in shame at the thoughtless decisions we had made. We totally self-sabotaged our lives by placing all the control of our financial future into our own hands; hands that had no understanding or long-term vision of how money even works and the effects of those actions.

Having Blind Trust, turning our lives over to God for guidance; for council; for vision and purpose; to have a sincere desire for His will to be done, requires us to let go and let God! When you think about the assets in our lives that REALLY matter such as our relationships with our spouse, our children; with other humans; things such as our health; our finances; our purpose, we must understand the value they possess and we should not risk placing ourselves into a situation of possibly losing part or all of it by making decisions that were done without clarity; maybe we have a conflict of interest; or should I say a conflict of spirit; that being Satan trying to guide us in the wrong direction making investments in things that will only return us misery, loneliness, sadness and isolation.

Know that the absolute best fiduciary we can possibly turn our most valuable assets over to is our Heavenly Father; He has our best interest in mind; especially when we don’t have clue. He will always provide us with a return above and beyond what we could ever make or dream up on our own! He will keep us out of trouble and guide us to the most profitable results; a purpose-filled life of happiness and meaning followed by indescribable eternal joy! Turn it over and have Blind Trust!

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About divineimpacts

In my quest of to seek, find and act on my purpose on this earth, I have uncovered a passion to inspire and encourage others to seek out God's will in their lives. From my own experiences I have found that many out there are seeking evidence of God's existence; that evidence exists in our stories and our testimonies; our own examples of God's Divine Impact in our lives; we need only share! This ministry gives a place for both the seeker and those blessed enough to have experienced a divine impact to come together; and the miracle can continue!
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14 Responses to Do You Have Blind Trust?

  1. travis whitaker says:

    Great read this morning. Got my eyes on some of the previous blogs. I like the length of the blogs and they have a good point to them. Keep up the good work.

    • Thanks my friend! Enjoying listening to what God is saying to me and having to courage to respond. Give me a call over the weekend so we can line up Monday nights call! LOOKING FORWARD TO IT! 🙂

  2. Cher says:

    Wow Great post, I believe in blind trust, a little scary sometimes but usually works, ony my head makes the mess 🙂
    Best Wishes
    Cher 🙂

    • Cher, thanks so much for checking in. I agree; its hard to let go and not take it back sometimes. I have realized the biggest messes in my life were when I did just that; took it back and tried to manage it myself! Your awesome! Thanks for the encouragement!

  3. Phil H says:

    Jeff, Great blog entry man, very insightful! I’m excited to read your work and see how God is moving. Keep it up friend!

  4. Awesome post. Let go let God. Four very powerful words. I had an awesome experience of seeing the results of blind trust in God. I was in a situation where my only option was blind trust in God. I am so thankful for being in that position for the result was I began blogging (2 blogs) and I wrote my first Christian fantasy novel.

    • AWESOME! I feel the call to write myself but haven’t done anything outside of my blog posts which I’ve been doing about a week. Knowing you got it done inspires me! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Suzy says:

    I couldn’t have said it better. Dropping by from UBC.

  6. Genae says:

    Wow, great read. You are very inspiring, I will follow your blog

    • Thanlks so much Genae! For the first time I am following my heart; not sure where it will take me but it will be better than being afraid. Hope I can keep you tuned in! Thanks for the kind words of encouragement! 🙂

  7. Donovan says:

    Jeff,
    I have so much respect for the raw honesty and personal anecdotes that you are courageous enough to share. This makes you so easy to relate with for readers. I also like your direction: inward.

    • Thanks my freind! This was one that kept me up all night; felt like I was stepping out a little more than usual; but i’m feeling better about it this morning! 🙂 Thanks for the constant reassurance!

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