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Can you be trusted?
This may be the most important question you can ask yourself
Of all your character traits, trust is the one that fills your life with respect, influence, and purpose.
With all the negatives of our day, trust may be the biggest casualty. We’ve lost trust in everything and everybody, from our government to politicians, to Corporate America and Big Pharma, to our City Officials and Police Departments, to our media, sports and entertainment celebrities, religious leaders, and even friends and family members.
Anxiety is now the No. 1 mental disorder in the U.S.
For those who don’t know God, the loss of trust engenders anxiety and uncertainty as to what we should do and ultimately what’s right and wrong . . . and it’s epidemic!
We look to others to confirm our own actions and reactions to what’s happening around us. But now, most Americans are experiencing daily events, beyond comprehension, with no one to look to that they can trust. Even comforting voices may not be credible.
Where does one go for sound direction today?
Who can you trust? This is the void in which those who don’t know God now live. They have no one they can trust and you have the incredible opportunity to fill that void.
With half of our nation growing up in Godless schools, devoid of moral absolutes, America’s understanding of right and wrong has as many interpretations as there are people. ‘Situational Ethics’, ‘Social Justice’ and ‘The End Justifies the Means’ turns the twisting of truth into an admiral trait for the enlightened. But sadly, even for those doing it, that’s the end of trust . . . as truth becomes a moving target. And with no one to trust, unbelievers are left to their own sinful nature for guidance.
On a personal basis, the issue of who you can trust is particularly challenging. It’s almost impossible to find someone you trust, amidst the busyness and self-absorption of friends and family members with conflicting world views and moral codes. That’s why, once you find someone you can trust, they have enormous influence over your life. That’s the opportunity you have with everyone you know!
The Source of Trust
The only thing in the entire universe that isn’t moving is God. Nothing else can be trusted. God is, and was, and has always been, and He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). The truth of these words has never been more evident, as every truth, apart from God’s word, is being proven wrong. No matter how learned and well-meaning you might be, you can’t even trust yourself without knowing and living the truth of God’s word.
Can you be trusted?
Be careful of who you trust and the words you quote. When you live your life according to God’s word and speak the truth of God’s word in every situation, your influence will lead people to Jesus. Jesus said, in Matthew 24:35, Heaven and Earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.
The world is desperate for the Truth that you have living in you
You have the incredible opportunity to be a light in this present darkness . . . earning people’s trust by simply knowing, living, and sharing the truth of God’s word at every opportunity!
Wherever we are on God’s Time Clock, do everything possible to earn the trust of everyone around you . . . and God’s Trust for moving everyone, every day, closer to Jesus. There is no higher calling!
“If we don’t trust in man or God, we are in an awful lonely mess. But if we trust in God, then we don’t have to fear man anymore.”
“The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.”
“Let your life reflect the faith you have in God.”
“Faith talks the language of God. Doubt talks the language of man.”
“Trustworthy people are truthful, honest, reliable, loyal, unbiased, without prejudice, humble, accountable, cooperative, just, and unifying. In other words, trustworthy people are those who live their lives according to the Truth of God’s Word and His Desire to lead people to Him.”
“Trust is another thread that David used to compel us to lean on and place our confidence in his God.”
Lydia Chorpening, Bigger
“If you can’t trust a person in one thing, you can’t trust them in anything.”
“Trust always leads to love.”
All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent (Trustworthy) equipped for every good work.
II Timothy 3:16-17
Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity.
Even a child makes himself known by his acts . . .
Not domineering over those in your charge but being examples to the flock.
I Peter 5:3
For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done for you.
One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies – in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
I Peter 4:11
Not everyone who says ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father.
A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they will see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in Heaven.
Matthew 5:14 – 16
“And this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord. “My Spirit will not leave them, and neither will these words I have given you. They will be on your lips and on the lips of your children and your children’s children forever. I, the Lord, have spoken!”