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May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017

How to Build Trust into
Your Relationships"

“No one who gossips can be trusted … but you can have confidence in someone who is trustworthy.”  Proverbs 11: 13 TEV

Trust in relationships is what makes the difference between an acquaintance and a friend.  You talk to acquaintances.  You trust friends.  

You really need at least one person in your life to be a safe person for you.  This is the person with whom you can share anything you want to say and he or she is not going to look crossways at you.  

They’re not going to turn their back on you even if it’s bad.  They’re not going to dump you.  You need a safe person who can share everything with, your fears, your doubts and your insecurities.

But here’s an important issue: you have to trust that safe person.  You have to trust that they won’t share anything you say in confidence.  And if they make that commitment to you you have to do the same for them.

You certainly wouldn’t want to tell a gossip anything.  Our verse reminds us of that.  Do you have someone whom you trust in life?  If you don’t, are you looking for them, seeking to discover and develop that relationship?

I have a number of people like that in my life.  They are a great blessing to me and they have helped me through many difficult times because of their honesty and the trust that we share with each other.

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don