To Trust and to Be Trustworthy
Some people find it real hard to trust people. Maybe someone in the past was not trustworthy. Maybe they are just afraid because of all of the evil in the world today. Whatever the reason, many people just don’t trust other people.
This can be real painful if you are the one who isn’t being trusted, especially if it is your parents who won’t trust you, and especially if you really are trustworthy. However, there are things that you can do to help.
1. Always do what is expected of you. If you are asked to do a chore, make sure that you do it when you are expected to do it. Don’t wait until you feel like it.
2. Be thoughtful. When you do something without being asked, your parents will notice. If they see that you are thinking of what needs to be done, they will begin to realize that you are becoming responsible. Responsible people are usually trusted.
3. Be careful not to do things that your parents would not approve of. If you do things that you know you shouldn’t do, your parents will question your judgment. When you show poor judgment, you are not likely to be trusted.
4. Trust your parents. If you do this, and show your parents by your actions that you mean it, they will know that you respect them. When they know that they have your respect, they will be likely to think of you as trustworthy.
Trust is a two-way street. In order to have a truly trusting relationship, both of you need to be willing to trust the other. It may not happen right away, but if you do the things listed above, it likely will happen eventually.
Don't forget that the most important thing is to trust God. He knows everything and also has the power to do whatever He wants. And, He ALWAYS does good! We suggest that you read "Who Is God?" which you can find by going to the menu on the left side of this page and clicking on "About God."
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