God is Trustworthy:
God is trustworthy and promised, "I never leave you nor forsake you.
And so we can say with great confidence, "The Lord is my helper and I will
not be afraid" (Hebrews 13:6). God never changes and is the same,
yesterday, today and forever. For this reason, God is totally
trustworthy because He is God, and He always keeps His word and promises!
Trustworthy people show by their actions and words that they have lives
that are upright and honest. You need to look into the mirror in the
morning to see whether the person you see, is someone you can respect and
Trust is about relationships between you and the people you are with each day.
When you place your trust in God it will increase your ability to be
trustworthy, because you will become more and more like Him.
To build a relationship of trust with other people, you need to have
openness, fairness and dependability. You encourage others to trust
in you when you are willing share your views, thoughts and plans with them.
You need to overcome the desire to hold back and be willing to share
openly and honestly with one another.
People will only trust you if they can always depend on you to do what you
say, and do it when you said you would. Even simple things like
failing to take out the rubbish or tidy up your room can create a feeling
that you are unreliable.
It is hard to build trust if you favour one person over others, or lack
fairness in handling situations you find yourself in. This is
especially true at school. If people see that you always choose to
be with the "in-crowd", then children that you avoid will never trust you.
You need to treat everyone in the same way.
Trust is Earned:
Caleb said, "I followed the Lord my God wholeheartedly" (Joshua 14:1-15),
and at 85, he still trusted God and asked if he could have land occupied
by the warlike Anakite people. He confidently said, "With the Lord
helping me, I will drive them out." And he did! We need this
type of trust and faith in God, so that we can also be trustworthy people!
You need to remember that if others are to place their trust in you, you
need to be trustworthy. If you let someone down, he or she will
find it very difficult to ever trust you again. What areas in your
life reduce the trust people place in you? And what could you do to
improve them? Remember, trust always needs to be earned!