Recently, I was cleaning the guest bedroom and noticed the desk plaque which had been on the night stand had fallen on the guest room floor. I picked it up and noticed the broken pieces. Since I was in the midst of stripping beds, dusting, washing sheets and towels, vacuuming and basically you get the picture, I didn’t really pay attention to the damage. I took the desk plaque along with the broken pieces and placed them in my office desk drawer and made a mental note to deal with it later.
So it’s now later.
I take the desk plaque with the pieces out of my office desk drawer and start to laugh. The Scripture from Proverbs 3:5 is written on the bottom of the plaque and the top now says “rust”. The “T” has been broken off. Trust is now broken. Trust broken is now rust.
I looked up the word rust and began to ponder on the meaning and at that point the Holy Spirit began to whisper as only HE can do.
When the trust in the relationship starts to breakdown the relationship begins to rust. We allow a rough coat to form on the surface, and if it goes unchecked, it may lead to corrosion or deterioration.
To me, incredibly powerful. Oh, how I can relate! Trust to rust. One small break can lead to something so much bigger. Broken Trust.
And guess what? I decided to keep the desk plaque and leave it just as is. I now have a new conversation piece that suits my office to a T.
Be Strengthened and Encouraged in HIM,
Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.
1 Corinthians 4:2 NIV