Hmmmm, trust issues. A friend of mine says that eating the combination of Jollof rice and stew means one has trust issues, I don’t really agree😂😂😂. According to her, Jollof doesn’t need stew and so adding stew means you do not trust it to be delicious. I like my Jollof rice with a bit of stew though. You’re probably wondering if this blog post is about food, keep calm. I should actually write a blog post about food, later sha.
Soooooo, it’s been ages since my last blog post. I literally feel like a pilgrim that stumbled upon a strange but familiar land. But I’m back, at least for now.😎
Okayyy, trust issues. I pray you read this with an open mind and that the Holy Spirit guides you, Amen.
Having trust issues plainly means you lack the ability to believe in the truth of someone or something.
If you do not trust a person (let’s call this person “A”), it means whatever the person tells you will be received with doubt and you really would not be blamed if you insist on verifying every piece of information you get from such person. If A passes you and says “good morning” with all sincerity, to be very sure its morning, you could go as far as checking the time. (Yeah, it could be that bad actually 😂). And you’ll agree with me that there’ll be a great strain in your relationship.
Okay, probably it’s not as deep as your case with “A”, there’s another person named “B” (I don’t know why I’m using letters of the alphabet, lol) who promised to get you something or help out perhaps but ended up disappointing you on different occasions. That’s painful though. “B” comes along after a while and promises to get you something else, really you wouldn’t totally believe such person based on your previous experiences. You could as well say “you do not trust the person”.
Yeah, you can relate and you’ve probably cast your mind back to different scenarios – or that time as a child when you wanted to follow an adult out of the house and then the person said “go and get your slippers “, you confidently walked out with your beautiful slippers only to find the person gone. Boom! A free display of tears😂😂😂😂😂. I know so many people can relate to this) – and perhaps your conclusion is “no man can be trusted”. Oh well, there are actually trustworthy people. I recently got to understand (with the help of the Holy Spirit) what it means to “trust no man”.
Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
Psalms 146:3 KJV
Micah 7:5a Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide
To trust no man is to depend on the Lord totally. There is a problem when you have a substitute for God in your life. That point you feel everything is fully settled, life is good, everything is going smoothly and there is no place for God. My dear, there is a big problem!
Certainly there are people God has placed in your life to help you -Parents, friends, mentors, pastors, relatives etc- but the moment you depend solely on these people or you replace the role of God in your life with this people, you are derailing.
For some people, it could be material things you totally trust in -money, your clothes, shoes, accessories, gadgets, the list goes on – and then you are too comfortable to trust in God. Nahh, really wrong.
Psalms 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
There is no substitute for God. Total dependence in the Lord has its benefits, definitely.
Psalms 20:8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Take a stand today, to depend on the Lord fully (no plan B). Let’s Trust God.
There’ll be a concluding part to this topic. Thank you for reading, please come back for more. Your comments are welcome.