Living Life in a Fish Bowl!

Gloria’s take on life.

do lies have color?

Speak truth!

“What this adds up to, then, is this: no more lies, no more pretense. Tell your neighbor the truth. In Christ’s body we’re all connected to each other, after all. When you lie to others, you end up lying to yourself.” (Ephesians 4:25 The Message)

In 1 John 2:21 it tells us that truth does not breed lies. In our society telling the truth seems to be a foreign concept. I think some people really no longer even know what truth is.

When my kids were growing up, I would often tell them to not bother to lie because the truth would come forward and then there would be consequences for telling a lie. (Mark 4:22 NASB)

How truthful are you? Have you fallen into the trap that lies have color?  “Oh, it’s just a little white lie?”

A lie is a lie.

I understand not wanting to hurt someone’s feelings, but there are other ways to avoid hurting someone than to take the easy way out and lie.  Remember you do not have to say every thought that comes into your mind, you can look for something positive to say, or you can change the subject.  If you don’t like the dress or the haircut — don’t lower your integrity by saying how fabulous it is and give insincere praise.

When you are a person of truth you never have to remember who you told what. How refreshing!

Being a person of integrity means being a person of truth.

Proverbs 3:3 reminds us to bind truth and kindness around our neck. I like to think of this as a filter. Any words that are about to come out of my mouth must pass through truth and kindness.

When you do find that you have spoken a lie, go to that person and acknowledge it.  I have found that this is a sure fire way to avoid telling a lie in the future.

 

Keeping it real!

til next time

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May 17, 2016 Posted by | living in a fish bowl, ministry, pastor, relationships, spiritual reflections, Woman Pastor | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments