At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den. When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?” Daniel answered, “May the king live forever! My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, Your Majesty.” The king was overjoyed and gave orders to lift Daniel out of the den. And when Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. Daniel 6:19-23
The real indicator of trust is consistent reliability. We live in a day and age where being able to count on another man is at a premium. The one that can be relied upon is a fail-safe in a dangerous world. When a man continually does what he says he will do, he breeds one of the most significant assets that any leader can wield. People around that man are confident in him no matter the circumstance. Who should a man trust?
Daniel is an excellent example of a guy who put his life at significant risk because he trusted God. There is little doubt he understood that there would be a consequence of following God, and that was a lion’s den. I know my fear would be telling me to avoid that situation at all costs. Daniel followed God instead of human reasoning, and God demonstrated His reliability. In any case, each man must decide to trust self or God. Follow Daniel’s example.
DO THIS TODAY: Start trusting God and stop relying on yourself.