Many of us talk about how important it is to trust but I wonder if we really understand the meaning of the word and the implications of how our life is different depending on who we trust, or not?
For this blog series talking about trust, this is the definition we will be using from the Webster dictionary:
assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something - one in which confidence is placed
With that as our starting point it will make sense why the scripture that many people quote about trusting God is so meaningful.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
One of my friends has been known to say that if you don’t fully trust God, you won’t be able to trust yourself or others. I agree with her.
Trust is a big deal. If you have it, you know it and vice versa if you don’t.
Jack Welch a former CEO of General Electric has been quoted saying, “You know it when you feel it.”
No matter the type of relationship, all bonds are built on trust. Without it you have nothing. This applies to teamwork specifically.
Over the next few weeks I will spend some time talking about trust as it relates to our relationship with God, ourselves and each other. Plus we will talk about a few concepts that have helped with understand trust better:
- Trust Spectrum
- Predictive Trust vs. Vulnerable Trust
- Speed of Trust
- How it ties into the Relationship Bullseye
The question I would like to leave you with this week is: Do you trust God? If so, how do you know? If not, do you know why?
Also, is there anything you need to do differently to be a trustworthy person?
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Playlists — music can change your mood, enjoy some of the songs that encourage me.
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