Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Character Building Part 01 - Growing as a Trustworthy Woman

In this hurried life we live we put so much emphasis on what we do. The demanding tasks and expected accomplishments become our focus. In the rush of it all we sometimes fail to notice the seeds of change within ourselves. It is wise to stop and ask, “Am I growing or eroding in who I am becoming?”

A wise woman grows in becoming trustworthy…

Being a trustworthy person is being someone worthy of confidence; someone who can be relied on.  The very first indicator that this character trait is visible is in the area of our speech. Are we worthy of other’s confidences? Are we known for our encouraging words?  Do we let our own burdens and concerns become an excuse to leave our tongue untamed?

A trustworthy woman pays attention to how she speaks.  She chooses her words well, knowing she can speak words of life or death!

“Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”  Proverbs 12:18

To grow in trustworthiness, start with your speech!  Pray this verse today and watch God grow this character trait in you!

prayer & reflection

Father in Heaven, 
Sometimes the people around me don’t feel safe about what might come out of my mouth. I desire to grow in being a trustworthy woman and I want to start right here with the words I say.  Please nudge me by Your Holy Spirit when reckless words and gossip are on the tip of my tongue. Help me to be aware of how my words can heal or hurt those around me. Work in my heart and grow me in this area. I offer the words of my mouth to You today. Thank you that You are trustworthy to help me. May I grow in being one who can be relied on and worthy of confidence. 
In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.