Getting Trusted Requires Trustworthiness
“To be trusted is a greater accompany than being loved. “
~GEORGE MACDONALD (1824-1905)
There’s no good whining for a lack of trust,
When gossip’s our track record,
Maintaining confidences: that’s one thing we must,
If we’re to be recognized as a person of one accord.
Can there be a higher glory than to be reliable? The trust-worthy – the person worth being trusted – is fairly rare in this world, where all information seems to have its price as a commodity associated with influence and standing. But the trustworthy person will serve kings and queens and heads-of-state, not simply bogus bosses (Proverbs 22: 29).
As we find ourselves dependably informed and a worthy vessel to get containing ‘choice morsels’, we are given further blessings of confidence. It might be no coincidence that guarding precious information is ‘keeping a confidence’ – where we are regarded as trustworthy, people have confidence in us. We have been safe people. And safe people are these we all like to be around.
BECOMING AND AS BEING A SAFE PERSON
A trustworthy person is a secure person to be around. They are respected for the priceless possession they offer liberated to all – safe refuge through the snares of precious information out on the open market of gossip, hearsay and rumour.
It is never too late to become a person who can be trusted.
However of all we must understand why it is all of us cannot hold these confidences; we have to know why we betray confidences in the first place. We are prepared to cash-in simply by compromise, because we are needy for some reason.
Becoming trustworthy is about holding the confidence, because we are safe within ourselves – all of us don’t need extra kudos or even influence or special praise. We now have faith that something better is around the corner for having been found devoted. We also recognise the freedom involved in being counted on. All of us put ourselves in the other individuals shoes.
Being a secure person means people can come in order to us and enjoy us. Likewise, we are blessed because they are blessed. God blesses us for having been a true blessing; for having served diligently, faithfully, unswervingly.
Being a worthy vessel for containing ‘choice morsels’ we are granted more blessings of confidence. It’s a wonderful feeling that we can be relied on; that others can call upon us as if we are home. Being a secure person may be one of the highest privileges in being a member of humankind.
It is worth the effort — the sacrifice – to be found trustworthy – every last bit.
© 2013 S. M. Wickham.
Steve Wickham is a Baptist Pastor that holds Degrees in Science, Divinity, and Counselling. Steve writes in: http://epitemnein-epitomic.blogspot.com.au/ and http://tribework.blogspot.com.au/