I once was asked about advice on who trust should be given too. My response, NO ONE! Trust is not given, it’s earned. When trust is broken, the process starts all over again. Assuming the recipient is worthy of another opportunity. There is so much that lies within trust. Trust creates the space to let your guard down, to relax, to feel confident, safe, vulnerable. We all can probably reflect on that first time our trust was broken. What a violated feeling! It’s a feeling that is not easily overcome. The walls go up and it is almost impossible to allow someone else to earn that trust. This is where the dilemma lies because sometimes that special person comes along. That special person who we can trust with our life. But the walls are so thick from the previous betrayal, we don’t let them in, and often lose what is said to be the best thing that could ever happen to us. I don’t have an easy answer because I struggle with it myself. The wounds of broken trust are deep. It takes a patient, understanding soul to endure the journey of chiseling through the thick walls of distrust. Some have done so successfully, and it has been a beautiful thing. Has your trust been broken? Allow yourself the opportunity to heal from the brokenness. Pray for wisdom and discernment as you move forward in life. Take your time and trust, that God will show you who deserves to earn the most precious gift of trust.
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What has hindered you from being able to trust?
It speaks volumes when someone is trusted. It should not be taken lightly.
At some point in life, we have to trust someone. Begin to mediate on how you can navigate this journey while maintaining emotional safety and open the door to trusting a deserving soul.