“But Jesus didn’t trust them, because he knew all about people. No one needed to tell him about human nature, for he knew what was in each person’s heart.” John 2:24-25 NLT
The word entrust means to commit to another with confidence. Who is it that we can commit to in confidence? We all need people that we can entrust but we can’t entrust ourselves to everyone.
3D relationships require that you see through to people’s hearts so that you know who you can commit to being in relationship with.
Jesus had a lot of people that started believing in him because of the miracles he was performing but he didn’t entrust himself to them because he knew what was in their hearts. They wanted him for his miracles not because they wanted him to be their master. Jesus was looking for transformational relationships not transactional.
How do you know who to entrust yourself to?
- See if they will reciprocate on the giving. There should be some healthy give and take in any relationship. Even in public transactional relationships there should be a win win to accomplish a common goal. In a personal relationship each person looks out for the good of the other person.
- See if their heart is really in it before you commit to a relationship. Do you just want me for the bread or do you want me? Do you want what I can supply materially or do you really love me for who I am?
- See if they are transparent and honest. If they never reveal any deeper truths about themselves then they are not safe and can’t be trusted. To know me is to love me and before we can walk together I’ve got to see your heart.
It’s important to know who you are dealing with before you commit to a real relationship.
Show me who is supposed to walk with me three dimensionally and move me away from unsafe, surface people. Life is too short to stay stuck in superficial relationships. Show me who loves me for me and not just the bread. And please don’t let it go to my head when people come around me when it was you who worked the miracle in my life.
In Jesus’ Name,