Here is the definition of “trust” according to Webster’s Dictionary: “belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc.”
Now here is were most people have already thought of someone in there life that is and is not trustworthy. The question is, are you? I mean come one. Are you trustworthy in every area and every season of your life?
You might be asking yourself, “Shawn how can I trust someone who has proven to be untrustworthy?” Well that’s a good question. You shouldn’t… in that area they have proven to be untrustworthy in of course.
Think about it this way. It’s okay to trust someone in one area of your life, but not in another. Just be clear-with them, and yourself. You don’t always have to cut ties with family, friends, and co-workers just because they’ve failed you. Just set up boundaries for that person, in that area of your life.
It’s possible for someone to be reliable in one area and not in another.
It’s possible for someone to be good in one area and not in another.
It’s possible for someone to be honest in one area and not in another.
It’s possible for someone to be effective in one area and not in another.
The reality is… if you only develop relationships based on 100% success rate of trustworthiness, you will become eternally frustrated.
In the meantime, if you just have to know someone who is completely and eternally trustworthy, then I would like to introduce you to Jesus – the man who trusts in Him will never be put to shame. – Proverbs 3:5