Trust

If someone is trying to get you to trust them, be suspicious. Trustworthy people don’t need to ask you for their trust. They will allow trust to develop naturally as they earn your trust day by day.

A modern day example of trust/checks & balances:the bank.
When YOU make a deposit at the bank, they give YOU a receipt. Why?
Can’t YOU just trust them to take the deposit and enter it in YOUR account?
Of course YOU can!
But the bank people never say, “Instead of us giving you a receipt, why don’t you just trust us?”

Trustworthy people don’t ask YOU to trust them.
You are protected by accountability and checks and balances, and not by answering a plea to trust someone.

A very WISE GENTLE CHRISTIAN MAN once said,
IF ANYONE uses these words in conversation with you, TRUST ME, watch out!!!
Never forget, “Trustworthy People”, don’t need to ask you for their trust.

As people, in all venues of life, many choices appear every day of life.
You are known by the choices you make. You can choose right versus wrong. You can choose to make decisions by the company you keep. You can choose to make decisions based on desperation. You can choose who you agree and disagree. You can choose to agree or disagree because of money, knowledge, leadership, friends, alliances, studying, prayer, or listening to God.
You can choose to be man/woman led or you can choose to be God led.
You can choose to stand up for the beliefs you’ve been taught by standing firm where you’ve been planted wearing the whole armor of God to continue as His Warriors or you can choose to leave where you’ve been planted at this given time because life isn’t pleasant, the ugliness or controlling nature you see and are experiencing, or you feel love or God’s absence. You can choose to stay planted as His Warriors or leave where you’re planted by God as some have done til things change. If you’re thinking the latter, do think and pray as God may need your presence and perseverance because of your “spiritual maturity”.
Spiritual maturity is not of chronological age.

“Physical growth is a function of time.
Intellectual growth is a function of learning.
Spiritual growth is neither a function of time or learning, but it is a function of obedience.

Jesus learned obedience by the things He suffered, we learn obedience by the difficult circumstances we face. When we obey the Word of God that is spoken by the Holy Spirit. We will grow and mature in the times of conflict and suffering. Our knowledge of Scripture is not the key. Obedience is.

Now we understand one reason why we have people in the church who have been Christians for twenty years, who can quote verses and chapters of the Bible, have heard thousand of sermons, and read many books, but still wear “spiritual diapers”. Every time they meet with difficult situations, rather than responding by the Spirit of God, they seek to protect themselves in their own way. They are “always learning and never come to knowledge of the truth. They never come to the knowledge of the truth because they do not apply it.
Truth must be allowed to have its way in our lives if we are going to grow and mature. It is not enough to give mental assent to it without obeying it. Even though we continue to learn, we never mature because of disobedience.

‘If we are so set in our hearts not to face difficult situations, God will actually release us even though it is not His perfect will.’

God doesn’t change His mind.
We can pester the Lord regarding something for which He has already shown us His will. He will allow us to do what we want even when it is against His original plan-even when it is not in our best interest.
Often God’s plan causes us to face hurts and attitudes we don’t want to face. Yet we run from the very thing that will bring strength to our lives. Refusing to deal with an offense will not free us from the problem. It will only give us temporary relief.The root of the problem remains untouched.
Jesus desires to heal our wounds. But we often
do not let Him heal them because it is not the easiest road to take. It is the path of humility and self-denial that leads to healing and spiritual maturity. It is the decision to make another’s we’ll-being more important than your own, even when that person has brought you great sorrow.
Pride cannot travel this path, but only those who desire peace at the risk of rejection. It is a trail that leads to humiliation and abasement. It is the road that leads to life.” ~~~John Bevere.

Choices have to be made each day. We all make choices the best we can, some with the best intentions and some people with ulterior motives.
If you find yourself questioning the motives of another especially when you’re seeing actions or hearing words which go against the Word of God, causing you to consider desperate measures financially, or you find yourself changing from being the kind, compassionate, and involved individual to being rude, short, and agenda based, you just might want to rethink the choice or alliances.

God is IN CONTROL. God is looking for His Children in ALL venues to be HIS WARRIORS, NOT PUPPETS ON A STRING. God gives free will so why would He want others controlling you?God has defeated satan and his angels. God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
~~Martin Luther King, Jr

“In the dim background of our mind, we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start.” ~William James

 

1 Corinthians 8The Message (MSG)

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