Monday, October 12, 2015

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Trust Me he Said !
"Trust Me" is a true story from my Book Two, Rescue the Stories

Looking for a way to earn some extra money; my husband decided to purchase a used pick-up truck so he could do odd jobs.  

He shopped and compared prices and finally decided on a used truck that was in excellent condition.  The car dealer was having it checked out, and we had not yet taken delivery. 

A few days later around noon time, my door bell rang.  When I opened the door, it was the car salesman, who I recognized as the person selling us the truck. 

In his hand he held a contract and a pen, and asked if my husband was home.  Naturally my husband was at work, he was not available and I told the salesman so. 

The salesman suggested that I could sign the contract for my husband.  I hesitated mostly because the contract was blank.  I told him of my uncertainty to sign a blank document because it was not filled in.  He explained that the girl at the office would type it in as soon as he returned and all he needed was a signature.   

“Trust me,” he said, as he offered me the pen.  I was young and gullible, so I took the pen and scribbled my husbands name to the paper.  The Salesman was happy, and he left. 

A few days later, a payment book arrived in the mail and as I inspected it, I realized something was not right.  I told me husband that the amount was not what we had agreed to pay for the truck and instead a much larger amount was due. 

My husband made a quick trip to the dealership and asked for the manager.  He tried to control his temper, but he told the manager that in no uncertain terms, we were not going to pay what we were now being charged.  The manager smirked and went to his filing cabinet and pulled out the contract, and holding it out to my husband, smugly he said, “Is this your signature?”  

My husband emphatically told him, “NO it is NOT.” 

To make a long story short, we eventually took delivery of the truck, and a new and better payment book, after they received a bonafied signature on a new contract. 

Perhaps you have learned to hesitate when someone says to you, “Trust me.”  

I certainly have!  I also have become skilled at researching things out and may I suggest that you also do so.   I often use Snopes.com/ when I doubt the truth in something on Face Book

Spiritually we should be aware that it was Satan that told Eve to “Trust me.”   

If someone tells you a “new truth,” it would be good to search it out in the Bible to be certain it lines up with Scripture. 

God is the one who is always Trustworthy.  When we do our research into the Word of God, we discover His truth revealed as it is written there, a Word that we can trust. 
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5 comments:

  1. Hi Aunt Hazel, "Trust Me" indeed! I am careful in using the term trust.
    Thanks for sharing your story with us today.
    How are you?
    Loads of Blessings to you

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  2. Hazel, a story worth listening to for us all. May we be sure we know the voice which says, "Trust me."

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  3. This is such a good story but very convicting for me because I was in sales too and (probably where I learned it) say "trust me" a lot. Kidding aside, I love your advice to seek out the truth in all things. Although I wince a little with Snopes sometimes because I think they are bent towards the progressives.

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  4. Hazel, thank you for the wise advice to determine if the words and the person who is speaking can be trusted. We can test it against God's word.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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  5. It takes a few of those to "wise" up, doesn't it? You're not alone... and you have wisdom!

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