Let’s Talk About Trust

Hey besties! Let’s be real – trust is scary. I don’t even want to touch the subject of trusting others – can you honestly say that you trust yourself? Let’s look at the true definition:

Trust

firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something

So again I ask, can you honestly say that you have a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength in/of yourself? To break that down even more: do you, bestie, have a solid and almost unyielding acceptance that you can perform well in or on every occasion, or have a solid and almost unyielding acceptance that you can be truthful in or on every occasion, or have a solid and almost unyielding acceptance that you can live your life proficiently or skillfully in or on every occasion, or have a solid and almost unyielding acceptance that you can withstand great forces or pressures in or on every occasion? If you answered yes to any of those questions then I need to add a CAPTCHA test on The Hadaya’s front page to keep the robots out, OR Jesus Christ has come back again and He’s reading the blog – leave a comment if that’s You, Lord!

We are all human and we all fall short – daily. And since we’re being so honest at this moment, there are some things in the Bible – hi new faith walker, we read the Word here at The Hadaya – that are just unclear or confusing at the first glance … or the first couple of glances. And there are also very clear and specific things in the Bible at first glance that you cannot miss! The first clause of Proverbs 3:5 is one of those very clear and specific things: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” We live in a world where there is so much of everything: news outlets, foods, choices, opinions, people, influences, etc. There is so much of everything that it makes it hard to actually know who and what you can trust. And the truth of the matter is, you cannot trust anyone or anything. Let me use our vernacular real fast to make sure you get it: you can’t trust nothing or nobody! We left ‘periodt’ in 2021, but this a period moment: you can’t trust nothing or nobody, periodtt! And when I use the word trust, I am not referring to whatever you know trust to be – I am referring to the true definition – you cannot have a solid and almost unyielding acceptance in anything or anyone to perform well, live life proficiently or skillfully, be truthful, or withstand great forces, in any or every occasion, not even yourself! But you can, bestie, and should, and will eventually I hope and pray, trust in the Lord with all your heart. Only He can do those things, in any and every occasion. And that’s the key part: any and every occasion. No matter the position, condition, situation, and causation, He is the only one able to withstand it all, be truthful in it all, be proficient and skillful in it all, and perform well in it all. The next time you find yourself disappointed or hurt because someone broke your trust, or confused because you don’t know who or what to trust, or even catch yourself relying solely on a person or thing, remember that, and trust in the Lord with all your heart. Xx

A Woman with Brothers

I am the youngest, and the only female, out of my siblings. I have two older brothers. I grew up in a household with two older brothers. Because of this, I easily, and cautiously, befriend guys and call them my brothers. But I recently became a woman and decided to accept a lesson I learned a very long time ago.

I had to realize that I only will ever have two older brothers. Other men will never see me, a woman, as solely their little sister. And with this realization I decided that I was not going to take this lesson and love less. This just gives me the option of having zero new older brothers but little brothers – and I will call them little brother. And as a woman, if a man cannot handle being called little brother by me, then adios. In Hispanic culture, adios is only used when saying “I won’t see you again.” Hasta luego, among similar phrases, on the other hand is used as what most Americans mean when they say bye. I love that the Hispanic cultures understand that spoken words hold power.

And to my little brothers here with me on The Hadaya, hasta luego hermanitos! Translation in case you don’t know a lick of Spanish…which you should: see you later little brothers! Xx

Also, if you find my bros attractive, the one on the left is a Completed man, and the one on the right is wearing my cousin’s clothing line – it’s the month where others take the time to recognize black history, support his clothing line! Instagram: @_dreamclothing