The reasons are many. But we can examine a few here.
We have to trust God because we cannot trust in men. Scripture already shows us the vanity and futility of trusting in what men can do for us. Scripture says, “Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD” (Jer. 17:5, KJV). When we trust in what men can do as opposed to what God can do, we will not experience the hand of God in our lives.
The truth is, man is limited in many ways, and if we trust in man, we will not be able to reach the heights that God wants us to reach. Men can change their words. Situations may come up that will make men and women decline from helping you in the areas they promised they would. But when God speaks, it is as good as done. He is able to even do exceeding abundantly above what we ask or think. That’s why He is God.
The truth is, man is limited in many ways, and if we trust in man, we will not be able to reach the heights that God wants us to reach.
We must also trust in God because we cannot trust in ourselves. We are not expected to rely on our understanding and knowledge alone. No matter how high the wisdom of man is, it cannot be compared to the foolishness of God. No matter how great the strength of Man is, it cannot be compared to the weakness of God. God is omnipotent and omniscient. If we can rest in His power and wisdom, we will be able to do many things. Scripture records this,
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.” (Proverbs 3:5-7, KJV)
It is important that leaders teach the team how to trust and relate well with one another. The way a leader leads should not bring segregation or discord among the people. One member or members of the team should not be favored above others without any justifiable reason.
Once a leader begins to show favoritism to one person or group of people, others will begin to have some negative thoughts in this area. They may feel they are being side-lined or that those people are lobbying to get their results. While this is true, it is also important that a leader knows who to entrust certain information and secrets to. For instance, Jesus did not share all of his moments and his teaching with all of the disciples all of the time. There were certain times that he had to take aside Peter, James, and John to tell them certain things and to show them certain things. This means that not all the disciples had the privilege to know certain things about Jesus while he was on earth. As a matter of fact, Jesus could trust these disciples to keep certain things about him a secret until the time was right to reveal it.
Once a leader begins to show favoritism to one person or group of people, others will begin to have some negative thoughts in this area. They may feel they are being side-lined or that those people are lobbying to get their results.
For instance, Jesus revealed himself to Peter, James, and John on the Mount of Transfiguration. Peter saw Elijah and Moses and thought to make three booths for them to reside in. But the voice instructed that they listen to only Jesus. Later on, Jesus told them not to tell anyone of that encounter. It was years later when Peter was writing that he mentioned this experience.
“For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.” (2 Peter 1:16-18, NIV)
Peter was able to keep this a secret and reveal it in due time. Trust also involves being able to keep certain information private on behalf of someone else.
We cannot trust someone with something important who reveals secrets and tells everything to everyone. So, this means that not everyone can be trusted with certain information.
Trust also involves being able to keep certain information private on behalf of someone else.
Even when Jesus was on earth, he ensured that he did not teach everyone everything. As a matter of fact, it was his disciples that were always privileged to hear the meanings of the parables he often told the people. When the disciples asked him why he always spoke in parables, he said it is not given to them to understand, but it was given to them.
“And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.” (Matthew 13:10-13, KJV)
We can see from the many things shared in this chapter that trust can be built. The most important thing here is that trust is built with time and process. When a team of people come together, it is the responsibility of the leader to ensure that he declares the vision and that he also invests trust in the people and in what God can do through them.
Experience the Power of Prophecy as a gift to open your mind to receive the Mind of Christ.