The unpleasant situation you may be facing today is as a result of your hasty trust. Many have been duped by conmen (dishonest people) because they were too quick to trust. Many marriages end today in disappointment because the people involved are too quick to trust.
Come, let me encourage you! If a relationship or friendship must grow, it has to start in a weak form. What do I mean by, ‘weak form’? The Bible says, find out the truth and the truth shall set you free (John 8:32). In the process of ‘finding out’ we are probing, investigating and making sure of all things in order to hold fast to that which is fine (1 Thessalonians 5:21).
A relationship that starts in this weak form usually becomes a successful one, a reliable one. But today, people no longer have the patience to go through this process. This shows that this is an impatient generation – fast food, microwaves, reflect this philosophy. Most businesses fail because of quick trust. Great businesses do not happen without trust, but your greatest mistakes will happen because of quick trust.
Each relationship nurtures a strength or a weakness within you. In other words, there are four kinds of people: those who add, those who multiply, those who subtract and those who divide. Each relationship would affect you for either good or bad. Choose your companions with care lest you become what they are (Proverbs 13:20).
Each relationship would either increase the good in you and thus reduce your weaknesses or increase your weakness and decrease your strength.