Is it you Who have abandoned me This way? See me left in the cold; All to myself; Nobody paying attention. To me; And you think it’s normal? That I should celebrate? I cannot celebrate; Because it’s not normal. Never again should you do This; You don’t abandon a man In the cold When he trusted you; That is betrayal of trust. Stop it!
As a Noun
A firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something.
Relations have to be built on trust. A relationship built on mutual trust and respect
It is an arrangement whereby a person (a trustee) holds property as its nominal owner for the good of one or more beneficiaries.
“A trust was set up”
As a Verb
Believe in the reliability, truth, or ability of.
eg. I should never have trusted her
From the above definitions and examples of trust we can deduce that trust is a strong believe and faith in someone or something to fulfil a promise or to deliver.
Trust is not something that is tangible and as such trust is an inward disposition which can only be felt through relating with people or something.
For trust to take place or for anyone to get to that level of being trustworthy it has to be earned just like respect. And one way we can do that is by being truthful, free of deceit, honest and sincere at all times, first with ourselves and with other people. Our yes should be yes and no should be no in line with our firm values.
Trust doesn’t just happen overnight. Trust is earned overtime as a result of consistent honesty, integrity and sincere commitment in relationship with people be it in family, friendship, business, office and as well as our walk with God.
You probably must have heard some people saying i don’t trust that person, i don’t trust that company or product. These statements can be as a result of:
Either such person have not had the opportunity of working or relating with the person, company or using the product in question or;
It could also be that both parties have had the opportunity of working or relating with each other in time past and one of them did not keep to his/her words, hence those statements.
Trust is so powerful and important that we can not do without it especially for those of us of the household of faith.
That’s why the bible asked: Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?
Amos 3:3 NLT
No doubt, God has faith in mankind which is very obvious in His relationship with us. God has so much faith in man to the extent that He gave Satan power over Job to do whatever he pleases but not to kill him. This goes to show the level of God’s trust for Job in vouching for him knowing fully well that Job will not disappoint Him.
Another bible character who God demonstrated His trust for was Abraham in Genesis 18:19:
For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord , to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
God said that He knows Abraham and that he will instruct his children to go in the way of the Lord. Can you beat that? And to think that this statement was made prior to the birth of Issac just shows the level of trust God had in Abraham.
It’s clear that we can’t walk with a God we do not trust but one thing I have discovered about some of us is not that we do not trust God but rather we lack the patience to walk and wait patiently on Him.
One virtue that was common in Abraham and Job’s life was patience. Their ability to maintain a positive attitude towards God in their time of waiting was key.
Just like Abraham and Job, irrespective of our circumstances in life we should patiently trust in God in our walk with Him. We should trust and be patient with God in good and in bad times.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Ephesians 6:13 KJV
One of the armour of God is faith ( trust) hence from the above verse we can say after you have done all that’s required, you must have the patience to wait on Him. (stand)
The advantage of trusting God patiently is that you will be at peace irrespective of the condition you are in because you know God is in control. God always fulfils His promise concerning those who trust in Him to the very end. Those who trust in the Lord can not be put to shame.
Every word of God is tested and refined [like silver]; He is a shield to those who trust and take refuge in Him.
PROVERBS 30:5 AMP
But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] Will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; They will run and not become weary, They will walk and not grow tired.
ISAIAH 40:31 AMP
When it comes to our relationship with people, trust is very important especially in the family because without trust members of the family will be far apart even while together, they wont be able to defend each other. There won’t be free communication flow. Trust in the family brings about unity and direction of purpose.
Being trustworthy as a business owner or service provider brings about customer loyalty, people will easily talk good of your product or services to other people which will in turn win you more clients and patronage.
You can easily be vouched for when people find you trustworthy, you can be recommended for jobs or contract because they know you will not disappoint them. People can easily confide in you because they know the information will be safe with you.
Reliability is the precondition for trust -Wolfgang Schauble
Some of the dangers of not being trustworthy is that people will not value and respect you. People will find it difficult to associate or do business with you and people will find it difficult to defend you if and when the need arises.
Before us lie two paths – honesty and dishonesty. The shortsighted embark on the dishonest path; the wise on the honest. For the wise know the truth; in helping others we help ourselves; and in hurting others we hurt ourselves. Character overshadows money, and trust rises above fame. Honesty is still the best policy. -Napoleon Hill
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Do you not long for that particular friendship which completes you ?
What is the definition of friendship ?
Voluntary relationship between people that lasts a long time and those involved are concerned about each other. It develops from shared interests and experiences and is mutually gratifying. source Psychology dictionary.com
Friendship is not based on sex,or age or other reasons
What is the best part in friendship ?
Don’t you think friendship in the form of shared interests and shared experiences which become memories over the time.
Are you not,the happiest when you cherish these wonderful memories of life,at the time of stress ?
Not just that,even when you both chat or speak to each other,recollecting some of the shared moments,shared jokes,even wondering how the time moving unusually fast,even making that moment wonderful !
What I am stressing is,the shared memories become a life’s Treasure.
Don’t you agree this is the best part in friendship ?
What happens,when friendship is forged ?
Definitely,the concern for each other increases.
Shared interest further strengthens the bond.
These two can happen only when you make a sincere effort to develop an emotional bond,by opening up,since you both are connected by mutual trust’ by this time.
How to make an emotional bond ? (somebody may even call this emotional link or cosmic link)
here I wish to make it clear that there is a difference between physical attraction and emotional attraction and physical attraction is a different subject for some other time discussion.
The efforts for emotional connection must come from both the friends,willing to make sincere efforts.
Four things are extremely important
4. Zero Ego
If these things are achieved from both sides,automatically emotional link is evolved
Trust – should be 100% .You can share your personal stories of mutual interest, and start bonding,and be sincere and frank.communicate regularly and develop mutual confidence
Honesty – should be 100%.Be honest in your communications.Prevent miscommunications.
Sacrifice – should be 100%.If Friends happen to be in the same place ,make yourself available Never avoid or give excuses.If you both happen to be in different cities,provide moral support as much as possible constantly.
Ego – Here there is only one solution.. Destroy the ego feelings instantly.
Finally No one is rich than a person who has a true friend
Just two interesting quotes
How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.” Shell Silverstein
To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” Brandy Snyder
You look so sad, What makes you sad? I see sorrow Tears your heart; As your eyes are wet With tears; Yes, for sure The going is bad, But God’s there; Still there for you; Go to him Even if he didn’t hear you before. Who else will? Don’t give up on him. Turn to him; And pour out The tears in your eyes.
If you have full trust in God, you will give him your hand to hold and you will have no fear as nothing can happen to you that he has not willed; and what He wills is the best thing that can happen to you.” (Romilia Quotes)
Some days are like birds In the sky; Flying freely up and down; What you do not expect Is what comes your way; Freely flying like birds In the sky; It may be good, It may be bad; All is It’s what you never Expected to have; Which says much About the life we live; No one can say What God has for one; You may desire a thing And the exact opposite Is what he gives you; But sometimes What you desire Is what exactly he gives you; What you desire; The choice never is yours; Always the choice is his; You need, he knows better Than you; You have to put your trust All in him; Whatever is good, Ask and he will decide; If it’s in stock, For sure, he will give you.
How are Christian couples seen by others? Do Christian couples truly love themselves as husband and wife? Do Christian couples respect their marital vows? Can a Christian spouse die for the other?
Read this story:
Robbers entered a house and asked for all the money and valuables. After they had collected what they could, they gave the man of the house a gun with instructions to shoot his wife or else he would be shot himself. The man got the gun, pointed it at his wife and hesitated. He is thought of what he had gone through in life with his wife and how she had suffered and sacrificed for him. He handed back the gun to the gang leader and said, “I am sorry I can’t do this…” The gang leader silently grabbed the gun from him and passed it on to his wife with the same instruction to shoot her husband or be shot. The wife got the gun and without any single hesitation pointed it to her husband’s head and pulled the trigger. Luckily for the man, there were no bullets in the gun.
The robbers got their gun and walked out of the house laughing.
Question for discussion:
1. If you were the man in that house and a Christian man, how would
you react towards your Christian
2. If you were the wife, and a Christian wife, what explanation would you
give to your
3. If you as a proud Christian were invited to advice Christian couples using this story, what advice
would you give them?
When you hand a need To the Almighty God, Do not doubt That he will fill it; Have confidence; He never fails those Who believe in him; Put full trust in him; And see what he’ll do; If your request Requires a miracle, God is a specialist In miracles, A great specialist In performing miracles; He will do one for you. He makes miracles In their billions daily. You only have To be confident; All will be well.
“If you have ever truly trusted God, you cannot stop doing so because the moment you truly trust him, you will reap the fruits and it will become clear to you that putting your trust in Him is the best and surest way to get what you want.” (Romilia Quotes)