“IT IS BETTER TO TRUST IN THE LORD THAN TO PUT CONFIDENCE IN MAN…”
About four( 4 )years ago, a friend of mine wanted to stand for elections. He’s been able to single handedly build a school and dug two mechanised boreholes for his community, and sponsored more than fifteen students to the university.
His fame in the community spread like wildfire. In his mind, everybody cheering him loves him and so he put his trust in them,a mistake many philanthropists do. They mistake fame for popularity. When he contacted me on the issue, I advised him to concentrate on his business and his philanthropic work. But the people in the community were cheering him on. Almost every week, he would receive visitors from his community on the issue. Many prominent people came to lobby him. He ignored my counsel and decided to contest for the seat of Member Of Parliament for the area on the ticket of one of the two major political parties and lost miserably. He was shocked and hasn’t recovered till now. He doesn’t believe the people he’s been helping all these years could betray him. He vowed never to trust the electorate again.
A broken trust leads to hurt, fear, confusion and anger. These feelings are real and reasonable, it makes one cautious about trusting within close relationships, and also directing us to put our trust in the Lord. But by also dismissing all close, trusting relationships, you are also closing the door to great and a fullness of the life God intends for you. It must be understood that, while situations differ, one truth remains. “We live in an imperfect world”. Everyone is capable of breaking trust. In reality, you may not even trust your own decisions, actions and thoughts. It is important to keep trusting the Lord.
“Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your path”. ( Proverbs 3:5-6)
Don’t jump into conclusions, confirm all the facts before you judge. A misunderstanding or misinformation can cost your relationship, not just with people, but even with God.
To be cont..
Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.