Scripture: Genesis 24:1-10
“Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God.” Colossians 3:22 (KJV)
In our world today, trust is a valuable attribute. Many lives, homes and businesses have been shattered because people entrusted sensitive tasks, information and responsibilities to people with little or no integrity. Being trusted worthy cannot be bought but must be worked out consciously by keeping to little promises, vows and decisions made daily. On the long run, this becomes a consistent pattern of life.
Earning trust requires a great deal of sacrifice and time from parties in a relationship. Abraham could send his servant to take a wife for his son, Isaac because he trusted him. The servant, in turn, did not fail him. Naaman's slave girl must have earned her mistress’ trust. What else would move a mistress to follow the advice of a mere slave on how to save her husband, a Syrian warlord, from leprosy (2 Kings 5:3)? The mistress’ action required some level of trust which this slave girl must have built and earned over time.
Can you be trusted by those who have entrusted to you a task, property, money or even a life to your care? Can they trust you to protect, guard, secure and safeguard it like your own? For the one who has entrusted unto another, can you be trusted to fulfil your part of the obligation? To earn trust, you must ensure to give trust. It is the glue that holds relationships together.
Lord, help me to live a consistent life that earns your trust and that of every superior authority placed over me in Jesus name, Amen.
I live a trustworthy life. People can count on me to fulfil promises.