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Trust is given

By Andy Lawrenson August 31, 2009

So often I hear people tell me that others need to earn their trust. Makes sense, if people are good to us we will trust them. But that’s not the way God deals with us. God entrusted us with the mission of bringing the Good news to people we interact with. His trust even came with a helper. Have we done something to earn this trust? No, just the opposite, so why do we require other people to earn our trust?

I have come to realize it’s no fun waiting for others to earn my trust; I am just giving it away. I am going to let others have it for free and require nothing of them. I got to tell you, I feel great!

About the Author

Andy Lawrenson

Andy Lawrenson has been in student ministry for 26 years both as a volunteer and paid staff member.  Andy and his wife, Misha, have been married for 28 years and have three children: a son in middle school and twin eight-year-olds, a boy and girl. Andy loves getting together with other youth pastors to talk about…  Read More