How Trustworthy are You?

Trust – It’s a big deal

When we begin getting to know people, we’re hesitant to let them in on who we really are. We don’t typically open up and let people see our hurts and struggles, but we want to trust them. When Joseph was thrown in prison, it was because he was accused of behaving inappropriately with Potiphar’s wife, which we know was untrue. However, while he was in prison, the keeper of the prison had no concern for what Joseph was doing, because Joseph was trustworthy. We know, upon reading the surrounding scripture, that Joseph was indeed a trustworthy individual. The keeper sensed it, and had no trust issues with an inmate running things for him.

How do we apply this to us? Well, what type of reputation do you have? Do you have the trust of those around you because of your integrity, or do you have people who hesitate to place trust in you? If you have some situations where you haven’t earned or acquired the trust of those around you, and it’s something you can change, I urge you to make that change. If it’s due to something else, understand that consistent integrity and trustworthiness go a long way in earning that trust that is so valuable.

Today, see how you can improve your trustworthiness by your actions. Explore how you can be an encouragement to those around you who need someone to trust, who need to have that person who speaks life to them.

Phillip Whitfield
Phillip Whitfield is a passionate follower of Jesus and a youth pastor, husband, father, and an all around nice guy! When he's not sun tanning on the beach in South Texas, he's studying to teach young people about Jesus and hoping to support parents in raising up their children in the ways of God so that they never depart from it!

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