“But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.”
– John 3:21
For the next few days, I want to give you three practical tips to help you become a more honest and transparent person. First of all, if you’ve made a habit of lying or even of “stretching the truth,” you have to tear down the house of cards you’ve built. The unfortunate thing about lies is that it’s hard to tell just one. After making up a story about something, it’s likely that you will have to tell another one to sustain the first one. Before you know it, you’ve woven a web of dishonesty that finds you trapped and forced to keep spinning so you won’t be found out. As much as you might want to, there is no way to gradually tear down a house made of cards — when one falls, they all do.
Friend, the best thing you can do if you’ve embraced a lifestyle of dishonesty is to come clean. When you do, the house of lies will fall and things will immediately get harder, but it’s a difficulty you can embrace knowing that the pain leads to freedom. I liken it to spring cleaning; it will get messier before it gets better, but it’s all part of the process. Even when there’s stuff strewn everywhere and it looks more chaotic than ever before, you can relax and know that it must get harder before healing happens. Yes, you will be required to humble yourself, do the work of turning things around, and face some consequences, but the reward will be greater than the sacrifice. A truthful heart and clean conscience are a soft pillow; embrace them and you will fully enter the Lord’s rest!
Jesus, I want to come clean. Help me to turn my life around and become a person of truth and integrity in all things.
Do you struggle with telling and living in the truth? If so, what steps will you take to come clean?
Very good words of wisdom this week of 10/13. I have a habit of trying to only speak things that make a person feel good. But they aren’t the best person & I’m making it worse by lying to them. I’ll work on that. Thank you for always hitting the mark!!!
I never have that problem.I always tell the truth about my stuggles with Aspberger’s syndrome.My mind wanders and it is hard for me to concentrate on doing chores such as dishes and laundry.But it is comforting to know that I have lots of wonderful
friends that understand what I’ going through.I hope and pray that the Hour of Power will continue its mission of spreading the good news of Jesus Christ to all the lost and lonely people around the World.I pray especially for Pastor Bobby Schuller and his beautiful family that they will be protected from the erratic wildfires that are a ongoing problem right now in Southern California.And also especially for the congregation of Shepherd’s Grove at Irvine Presbyterian Church that their homes and businesses are not destroyed.Much thankyous to the Hour of Power Choir and
Orchestra along with the Voices of Hope Children’s Choir and guest soloists for the glorious music and triumphant singing.As always I remain your faithful viewer and
Happy and Wholesome Student in Jesus Christ.Much love and prayers to all