TRUST: Should I, or should I not. Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, Should leaders be concerned about trusting their followers? Or should the follower be concerned about trusting his leader? I submit: Neither. Why waste your time?
I’m not concerned about my trust for or against anyone. One only has to prove that they are “not trustworthy”…. Not that they are. I’m concerned only about self-trust, and even that is “very limited,” consider I’m talking about…eh…me. I realize, and emphasize, that “no one” will ever meet my standards of trust… accepting: GOD. All others fail.
I know…I know… you’re thinking I’ve gone wack’o. No so… don’t jump to conclusions. I’m simply saying that “trust” is not the issue. It’ the “results” of the relationship, or transaction… that tell the TRUTH… that will label the barer as being trustworthy, or un-trustworthy. Of course, one must always exercise some form of “due-diligence,” or CAUTION when dealing with anyone.
If TRUST was such a big issue, say… in the “hiring process,” then tell me…. Will the interviewer ask the applicant….”Are you trustworthy?” Certainly not. Initial trust is a “given.” Everyone should be given the benefit of the doubt on their trust-worthy-ness, their honesty, or any other moral characteristic. Unless they show up the first day on the job with liquor on their breath, you have to assume that “drinking is not an issue.” If one did not seem, or appear, to “have bad breath,” then it would not be appropriate that they might have poor hygiene. You would “automatically assume,” that they had good hygiene habits.
We are told in…Proverbs 3:5: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” This sums up the Bible’s teaching on trust. It is the Lord in whom we are to trust, not ourselves…nor our own plans… and certainly not the worldly wisdom and devices that we encounter every day. We must, or should, trust in the Lord… because He alone is trustworthy. All others fail the test.