One thing is for sure, identifying what is of significance or value in your life, is not a difficult task. Where do you spend most of your time? What do you talk about frequently? What's guarded in your life? When something is valuable to you, you don't allow just anyone around it, neither do you share it with everyone. Over time you learn what those valuable things are, and you learn how to disperse them to others. Trust is one of those things you learn to value as you grow and experience life.
You learn to value the trust you have gained from another, and how to show you appreciate it. Simultaneously, you learn with whom you can give your trust to, and the feeling of betrayl when your trust was violated.
1) reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.
2) confident expectation of something; hope.
The basis of trust is: HOPE. To give trust to something or someone says, "I know what you're capable of and I know what you're built to do. I even know how things can go terribly wrong. But I trust in your capability HOPING that you don't let me down."
1) the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best
2) a person or thing in which expectations are centered
3) to look forward to with desire AND reasonable confidence
Consider...... a chair. You walk into a restaurant and the hostess tells you it is open seating. You walk in and select a chair. A random chair. You don't know anything about the chair. You don't know who sat in the chair before you. You don't know where it was created. The person who built it. Whether or not they were of sound mind when they built it. You saw the chair and you trusted it! You put your HOPE in the chair.... your confident expectation in the chair to do what it was built to do. Hold you up! And it does just that. You sit down and enjoy your meal and leave with a smile on your face!
Now what happens on the occasion you pick the wrong chair and upon taking your seat, you come crashing down to the floor!? Did you trust wrong? Did you hope in vain? Certainly not! Are you then going to stand in restaurants from that day forward??? I would hope not. You're going to go forward, chuck that up to a bad day, a bad experience, and find another seat in a different area of the restaurant next time! :-)
Likewise, when you have something that you are trusting God for in your life, you are saying 'God, I am putting my confident expectation in your ability to bring this to pass in my life.' When you believe Him wholeheartedly this does not take away from your ability to select your seat. If you select wrong and fall, you cannot refuse to select a seat again. Doing so negates the confident expectation in Christ's promise. Do not allow a few falls to jade your sincere trust in God! Do not allow a million falls to jade your sincere trust in God for that matter!!! Afterall you are doing the selecting! LOL
Note: I am not promoting a lack of wisdom or application, but I am promoting an unyielding, relentless, unfailing, trust in God. If he did it before, if he made a way for one chair to hold you up, who's to say that he can't have another one waiting for you..... perhaps you picked the seat to the left and he really desired for you to sit in the seat at the right. If that left seat comes tumbling down, don't leave the restaurant altogether. You can get yourself up, dust yourself off, and have a seat in the chair to the right. A better fit, a better view, AND because of that fall, the manager gives you free meals in that restaurant for a year! Favor is found when you make it to that desired place..... BUT it is also sometimes followed by falls!
If He can give you one good thing why can't He give you another one? If He trusted you before, what more would He trust you later. Especially after you've experienced the hurt, learned the lesson, and even started guiding others past similar issues.
When God shows you something, or speaks something to you and you start seeing the fulfillment of it, do you not think about the other things He's shown or said to you that you have given up on because you don't see yet. You can't believe one part of what is in your heart and not trust the fulfillment of the other is on the way.
Not believing you're going to come through this is a question of Christ's character and integrity. If He gave you His promise and backed it up by saying His word cannot return to Him void...
Then stop tripping!
Be patient. God understands the value of the trust you place in Him and will not forsake you! If it is for you, God will bring it to your path, and if it is not He will remove it.
Whatever seems fallen, lost, broken, unfulfilled, or hopeless in your life, I pray that you would lay your hope again Christ's ability to do what he is built to do! Though we may miss the mark, He cannot fail. He cannot lie. Trust Him.
Psalms 9:10 KJV
And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.