Do you have trustworthiness? (69-3)
Trustworthy leaders tend to find favor in the workplace and with those around them. Read Genesis 39.
Joseph came to Egypt as a teenage slave. He had no resume, no references, no track record and did not speak the language. He was purchased from the slave traders by Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, a captain of the guard. One trait in Joseph’s character, trustworthiness, allowed him to find favor with his master and as a young man he was “…made overseer of his (Potiphar’s) house, and all that he had he put under his (Joseph’s) authority.”
Not long into his new position, Joseph’s trustworthiness was tested. Potiphar’s wife found Joseph attractive and threw herself at him but Joseph resisted with the words, “How then can I do this great wickedness (to my master), and sin against God?” Even after being falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife and imprisoned for a rape he did not commit, Joseph maintained a trustworthy nature and he found favor “And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners who were in the prison, whatever they did there, it was his doing.”
According to the dictionary a trustworthy person is reliable. Trust is not won overnight; trust develops over time. Trust takes time to earn but can be lost in an instant with one decision. Trustworthy leaders must lead with consistent integrity, reliability, and dependability to earn and keep the trust of their team.
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being totally trustworthy and 1 being very untrustworthy, where do you rank yourself? If you rank less than a 7 ask God to show you why your behaviors do not match His truths concerning that trait in your character.
Trackback from your site.