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Dependability—Who Can You Count On?

Birds return every year to these feeders. They have come to depend on the food this provides them.

Take a moment and think about someone you know who is dependable. What qualities do they possess that make them that way? Do the have a reverence for God? Are they considerate and trustworthy? Do they seem to have a sense of peace and calm about them? Are they someone you can count on?

Dependability is a great character trait and a quality that is admired in others. Here is what dependability looks like and how you can work to attain it:

Keep your word. Do what you say you are going to do. You have to show up even when it may be difficult. Never be afraid of difficulty. When you keep your word, others will come to depend on you. Then they will trust you with bigger responsibilities. Dependable people are trustworthy.

Be discerning and have a clear set of priorities about what and who is most important in your life. If you aren’t careful, you can overcommit, which will defeat the whole purpose of being dependable. You can’t do it all. Sometimes it’s good to say no to some things so you can say yes to the best. It can be easy to get lost in distractions and lose sight of the important things in life. Learn to say no to the distractions.

Own up to your mistakes, because you will make them. No one is perfect. Say you’re sorry when you do make a mistake and try not to make it again.

Do everything with a great attitude and a smile on your face. Dependable people love to smile.

Dependability is a very good quality to have if you are looking to get a job or a raise in your work. In this day and age, employers are looking for people who will just show up for work.

A dependable person is faithful. There is something bigger inside of them that they believe in. They are also humble and very caring. They sacrifice their time to help those in need.

“Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”

Revelation 2:10

This year I’ll be celebrating 36 years of married life. My husband and I know that we can depend on each other for many things. We took vows to stay together till death do us part. Through thick and thin, the good and the bad, we know we can count on each other to be there for each other. That is the legacy we leave for our children and one I hope they have learned from us. There is no better gift to someone else than the gift of dependability.

God bless.—Barb


Wife, mother, church secretary, seamstress, child of God.

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