So how do we prepare (our feelings, emotions,etc. ) for betrayal and broken trust?
Is their really an answer to this question?
I think the answer is you can't, but you can. A 50/ 50 perspective. That is just my opinion, but
You'll never honestly know the intentions of someone or their every move, but we can pay attention to actions, And God can reveal certain things about our dealings with people. Still, we mustn't get in our way, and this can be a prime example of not going into new friendships or relationships with suspicion. Here's your guide.
Matthew 7:17-20 (NLT)
A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can't produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can't produce good fruit. So, every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.
We can judge a person by their actions and not their words. So we can always pay attention to that. I began to ask God for clarity and discernment for any actions that may be questionable.
What if we cut off expectations when we meet people. If we don't have any expectations, we shouldn't become upset if we are disappointed. What if we recognized the same patterns in someone from a previous betrayal? I think this is an immediate red flag! 🚩
So there are a couple of ways we can try to avoid betrayal!
Be strategic in prayer; prayer has helped me stay clear of future issues or anything problematic.
I always pray about my friendships/ relationships.
I can tell you this when I prayed for God to remove every relationship/ friendship that is not good for me, but keep the good ones. That is a real prayer right there before long; people start dropping off, but I wasn't discouraged nor offended. God is working in their lives too.
I was intentional about what I prayed for, and I know I want God's very best for me.
Everything may be going well now, but what lies ahead. We may not know, but God does! And I don't think that God wants us to keep getting hurt by others, and I believe he wants us to heal and recover. So those types of prayers could potentially save you heartache, pain, and stress down the line! You got to trust God between the good and the bad. According to the Bible, we know all things work for our good, even when they don't look good, and you don't get all the answers.
We got to have that child-like faith. If you were a kid and you got stuck in a dark room and couldn't see, and you got scared, so you started calling out for your parents. "Mama" "Daddy." What ends up happening? Your mama or your daddy shows up. That's the same with our father, were his sons and daughters. We call on Jesus. He is going to show up. You may not see the light in every situation, But do you trust that He will rescue you from the dark situations?
Reflection: Do you trust Him when hurt comes your way?
Trusting God is a way we can prepare our hearts!
💜 PRAYER 💜
Heavenly Father, I come to you today saying I trust you! I don't care what my situation is. I trust you during the Good and the bad, Happy or sad, I trust you. Broken or healed, I trust you! Change my heart posture! Help me get over betrayal by depending on you and preparing my heart for every situation that may come along. Lord, I thank you for going before me. Thank you for protecting my future! Thank you for a fresh perspective. In Jesus' name, Amen!
This concludes our 3 part blog series on The sting of betrayal , Trust , and Preparation.
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