Being Reliable

Friends - "reliable, trustworthy, understanding & fun" - Jake Jenkins

Being reliable is one of the most valued traits in a person. Put simply, being reliable means that if you say you will do something, you will do it. People who can be trusted to follow through in the little things are the people we trust with the bigger things – The Beta Mode

What is a reliable person? A reliable person is someone who keeps their word. It’s someone that when they say that they will do something, they are doing it, no questions asked. It’s someone that we can count on because they always did what they said they would and they never let you down –

Calling something reliable means you can count on it to come through when you need it; it’s dependable. If you’re headed out for an around-the-world sailing trip, hopefully your lifejacket is reliable. You can certainly rely on something reliable because it’s trustworthy and responsible – vocabulary.com

So what is the alternative?

Let us consider the alternative by looking at the Bible verse the other way!

Does not sound very encouraging, does it?

#1 A Trustworthy Person

Are you a trustworthy person?

Trust is a firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something. As a trustworthy person you talk straight, show concern for others, are transparent, consider others opinions, are loyal, take responsibility, stick to what you say, deliver results and have a yes attitude. So your word is your bond and when you commit to something you stick to it. 

What are some words that describes a untrustworthy person?

Dishonest, immature, false, inaccurate, irresponsible, lying, misleading, unrealistic, unreliable, untruthful & undependable. 

#2 A Reliable Person

What are some word that describe a reliable person?

Decent, decisive, dependable, good, honest, positive, predictable, respectable, safe, sincere, solid, stable, strong, true, careful, constant, determined, devoted, faithful, firm, high-principled, honorable, incorrupt, loyal, reputable, responsible, righteous, steadfast, sure, tried, true hearted, unfailing and upright.

What is an unreliable person like?

Make appointments but do not keep them. They say yes to you but actually means no. People cannot trust the person version of the story, in essence they lie to please people. They are naïve enough to think people will believe their wilful lies, but over time people realize their words are meaningless. They have an inability to deal with reality and like living in their own dream world. They do not get far in life and will never to be able to a Real Christian unless they change.

#3 A Qualified Person

What is an qualified person like?

They have a positive attitude about life, they are going somewhere. Being a team player they realize the whole is bigger than the sum of one. Having goals in their life they want to achieve them and enable them to be self-motivated. They realize nothing comes from nothing and have a strong work ethic. They are dependable, detail orientated and a good communicator. 

What are some words for a unqualified person?

Inadequate, incapable, ineligible, inexperienced, unfit, unprepared, unskilled, amateur, bush-league, disqualified, ill-equipped, not up to, enequipped & unfitted. 

#4 Able to Teach

What are some word that describe an able to teach person?

Coach, develop, explain, instruct, lecture, show, train, tutor, brief, communicate, discipline, enlighten, illustrate, interpret, nurture, school, give instruction, give lesson, give the facts, improve mind and show the ropes.

What is the opposite of being able to teach?

You mislead, confuse, misdirect, neglect, abandon, destroy and ignore people.

So in summary a reliable person is someone who is trustworthy, qualified and able to teach.

An unreliable person is dishonest, a wilful liar, an amateur, incapable and destroys people.

Choose wisely which one will honor God. We all have to grow in this area, but it takes a

decisive person to choose to please God rather than his sinful nature.

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