Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Trust Series: Definition


This word encompasses so much.  To many it is a positive word that brings about images of close relationships and lasting friendship.  But to me, it reminds me of where I stumble in my life.

I don't really like to admit it; maybe I've tried to be blind about it, but it is still here and I need to take notice of it.  I have trust issues.

So, I'm starting this series and aptly naming it Trust Series.  My goal is to post once a week slowly exploring what it means to trust in myself, trust in my relationship, trust in faith, and trust in God.  Hopefully I can have some guest bloggers too (hint, hint).

Sometimes we post things to bring attention to our blog especially in the way of starting a 'series', but I am starting this for me.  I will come to terms that even if no one ever comments on these, I need this to help me grow in 2011.

Might as well start it off with the definitions.  I crossed out what doesn't make sense to me, and added my comments in red.



1 a : assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something --this is a big part that needs to improve in my marriage.  It's not that I don't trust my husband ... it's just that ...
   b : one in which confidence is placed
a : dependence on something future or contingent : hope -- this is like having trust in mankind
    b : reliance on future payment for property (as merchandise) delivered : credit
a : a property interest held by one person for the benefit of another
    b : a combination of firms or corporations formed by a legal agreement; especially : one that reduces or threatens to reduce competition
4 archaic : trustworthiness
a (1) : a charge or duty imposed in faith or confidence or as a condition of some relationship
      (2) : something committed or entrusted to one to be used or cared for in the interest of another
   b : responsible charge or office c : care, custody <the child committed to her trust-- this causes stress in my life b/c I need to do it all myself  


a : to place confidence : depend <trust in God> <trust to luck> -- is this the same as trust without doubt?  is that even possible?
    b : to be confident : hope
: to sell or deliver on credit
1 a : to commit or place in one's care or keeping : entrust
   b : to permit to stay or go or to do something without fear or misgiving
a : to rely on the truthfulness or accuracy of : believe <trust a rumor>
    b : to place confidence in : rely on <a friend you can trust>
    c : to hope or expect confidently <trusts that the problem will be resolved soon>

Examples of TRUST

  1. Working together is going to be difficult if you don't trust each other.
  2. Are you sure this will work? Trust me. I know what I'm doing.
  3. If you have a problem, tell your parent, teacher, or someone else you trust.
  4. I should never have trusted him.
  5. Don't trust everything you read.
  6. You can't trust the rumors.
  7. You should trust your instincts and do what you think is right.
Yeah ... here's to a new year, new growth and hopefully a new understand of what it really means to Trust.


  1. I have HUGE trust issues so I look forward to reading :)

  2. I love this, Christy.

    trust is difficult for some, too easy for others. as far as trusting without doubt? I don't know if it is possible or not. I tend to want to protect myself, so I always try to prepare for failure.

    trust in a marriage ... I think this is something that is a constant work in progress. I have the utmost trust in hubby, but I know that sometimes circumstances or even judgment get in the way. I could go on and on and on ... lol

    I'm looking forward to see where you take this!

  3. I agree with the others great post!

    By the way I love the new look


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