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Trust is probably one of the most important words… It’s a word we use to define a person, it’s used to help us navigate life and trust is used to give value to things.

 

We use the word trust a lot, and often we say it with out really thinking about it or with out any real meaning, we just trust that the person we are speaking to understands us.

 

That’s the thing about trust, we give it so freely, and we offer it with out condition. Trust is a gift that we keep on giving, even when we know it’s not deserved. We trust in the other, we hope for the best, and sometimes our trust is broken.

 

We place our trust is people, institutions such as the government or the church we even place our trust in objects such as guns or computers, but all to often we fail to place our trust in ourselves.

 

We are too quick to trust someone unknown to us, and not trust in self, we defend the unknown but fail to defend ourselves, and we allow our own insecurities get in the way. We all too often break our own trust, we allow ourselves to underachieve to see ourselves as not worthy of our own trust.

 

Stop to take the time to re-evaluate how and who you trust, compare the attributes of each, are our trust equally given, do the circumstances change how we give our trust, do we give it to freely or do we keep it all and give it to no one, including ourselves. To we allow the gift to be squandered or horded?

 

Look at the criteria you use, do you allow the same criteria to define trust for yourself as you do for others?

 

The gift of trust should be given freely, but it should also have attached to it a very high standard, and that standard should be common for you and for all others. (For the most part, there are always exceptions to the rule)

 

I trust that you will take to heart what is written here, and I trust that it will transform you… It is the same trust I place in myself, and the same trust I offer to others…

 

Paul

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