I missed a few weeks…it has been CraZy around here lately…so sorry!
Back at it though with Thankful Thursdays, well, at least for this week. 🙂
This is for Week 20
The Letter T for Trust
Trust is an issue that many people have issues with.
I for one am a BIG believer in being trustworthy and my demand (yes, big word, big meaning) for the truth is unwavering.
Is goes back to my younger days, I’m pretty sure. Looking back it seemed like there was always someone breaking their word. Which of course would break my little heart.
Like the time I was 9 and we were moving away and my daddy wasn’t moving with us. I was promised that I could have one let goodbye before we left. I never got to say goodbye. It took me too many years to finally let that go because I was really, really angry with my mom. As a wife and mom now myself, I know that that was probably the best thing because my daddy was very, very unhappy we were leaving and my mom was a wreak because we were leaving. I get it now….not so much then.
Or the time when I was 13 and was approached by someone close to the family (at the time) with the very much wanted and implied sexually desires. This was a man I trusted and at this tender age I did what any young one would do. I NEVER said a word. Because I trusted this man and I thought for sure that I surely must have done something to initiate this unwanted attention. I held onto this for many years and not until another issue like this arose with someone close to me did I realize that none of it was my fault. I simply trusted someone I thought was good.
Or the time I was pregnant with my son and I was offered money to “make it all go away”. I trusted this person with all of my heart and with those words, a little bit, no, a lot of me died. My son is now an awesome 13 year old and one of the best children I could ever have asked for. I trusted someone…again.
For many years trust has always been an issue in my life.
I now see that God has always been right there with me, gently leading me always back to Him. “If you can’t trust someone there on earth, then please, child, you can trust in me,” is what He was whispering each time.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says, Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.
At each turn, there is a trust issue for me.
My children are learning the hard way I believe that trust is not always an easy thing.
They are often told that “the truth is always best”, even if the truth might get them into trouble. They are always reminded that when (not if) Mama find out, the “trouble” will always be much more severe.
JUST TELL THE TRUTH
Because when you tell the truth, you can be trusted.
Understanding that as humans we are flawed, being a trustworthy person is something that must be worked at everyday.
TRUST goes both ways – not true. Trust requires a whole lot of God when it comes to being a trustworthy person.
Gossip rips apart many relationships.
And not just the made up gossip, gossip is simply the act of talking about others.
1) idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others;
2) light, familiar talk or writing.
The long of it is this –
Put God first in EVERYTHING you do.
Then you can be trustworthy.
You can learn to trust again.
You can teach being a trustworthy person to your children.
It all comes back to who you belong to, not just who you are.
Thanks for listening to my ramblings today.
In His Grace.
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