Getting Real…Quick To get from how things are to how they should be requires courageous persistent honesty.

Posted: September 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

Your doubt always seems to win over your desire for taking that trip, you become expert in giving reasons why you couldn’t get involved with “those” people, and you just can’t stop staring at…you know.

We must admit that fear not doubt is the real thief and we really don’t like “those” people because they “can’t be trusted”, and well, a man can’t help himself (or a woman) for staring…right?

The deeper issue is that we are not motivated to totally follow a holy God who can’t let us take the trip with him unless we get brutally honest with ourselves and others. It’s always refreshing to be in the presence of someone who has resolved this issue and is honest to the core. It can scare the hell out of us (if we’re honest). Just using the “h” word may stop some of you from continuing to read this. I hope not.

Romans 6:1 & 2 are as loud as Paul could say it. To make this change and stop messing up big time, we must get honest with ourselves. 1 Corinthians 15:34 also speaks strongly to us about this. Do we really want to deal with the junk in our lives that not only offend a holy God but keep others from having any interest in checking out how God might fit into life? It could be implied in Ephesians 5:13 & 14 that one thing that exposes the lies people live by is honesty. Honesty brings light and refreshment to a conversation. Things go from boring to scary but exciting when honesty enters the house.

What this means: Be honest, do you really want to please God with your life? How do you know? How does anybody else know? What would you have to change in your communication with people for you to be remembered as a honest man or woman?

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