Original post June 16, 2019. Not a lot of trust these days. Either it has not been earned or it has been betrayed. But we also see so many that are untrustworthy these days that we even begin to doubt the trustworthy.
1 Corinthians 4:2 – Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. (NIV 1984)
My Musings – Trust is the confident reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone. Being trustworthy means that we are worthy or deserving of that trust. Finally, it is deserveed because of past actions or demonstrations of character, ability, strength or truth. Actions and demonstrations are plural, and in the case of trust the actions and demonstrations are consistent enough to prove they can be counted on. They are reliable. In other words, you expect nothing different no matter the situation or the circumstance (through “thick and thin”).
- We cannot tell people to trust us. It is the result of feeling safe (Simon Sinek – Leaders Eat Last). Feeling safe because dependability has already been proven.
- We cannot buy trust. To paraphrase an old television…
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