Be honest with yourself.

“Instead, we will lovingly follow the truth at all times—speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly—and so become more and more in every way like Christ who is the Head of his body, the Church…” Ephesians 4:15a, The Living Bible (TLB).

When we experience hurt, many of us either go into attack-mode, or we suffer in silence while resentment festers. However, there is a way for God to be glorified in the midst of it all. The solution is in being honest with yourself and in knowing your truth.

For example, a hair stylist does Susan’s hair, and after the stylist is finished, she asks her to take a look in the mirror. It doesn’t take long for Susan to realize that she doesn’t like the hairstyle at all. She feels frustrated because she has an engagement to attend and doesn’t have time to go to another stylist.

How does she respond in a way that will glorify God and keep her example as a true believer intact? She responds with the truth, by saying, “You know, I thank you for styling my hair, but this is not what I expected. I have an event to attend in a few hours, and I don’t have time to go anywhere else. Can anything be done?” Susan’s words are her truth spoken in love. If she weren’t honest with herself, she wouldn’t have been able to be honest with her stylist.

Choosing to hold back the truth and our honest feelings will undoubtedly cause resentment and bring impurities into our heart. If having a pure heart is your goal, you must seek to be honest with yourself, so you can communicate your true feelings with others.

Prayer: Father God, I thank You for speaking directly to my heart and my situation. You are faithful. I repent for lying to myself. I ask Your forgiveness, and I need Your help. Help me to be honest with myself, so that I can be honest with others. Give me a pure and clean heart and help me to be a true example of Your love. In Jesus name, Amen.

(Read 1 Corinthians 13:6)

10 thoughts on “Be honest with yourself.”

  1. Words of wisdom Father to be a authentic daughter of the king. Help me to show your thruth and love. . Forgive me when i fail it grieves my heart. I 💘 you Jesus

  2. Amen, Father God, Thank you for this word today…Father help me to always be honest with myself so I can be honest with others…give me a pure heart❤. Forgive me for the times I have not been honest with myself. Thank you God In Jesus Name Amen 💙🕇🕇🕇

  3. Amen Thank you for this word today and father I confess and repent for not being honest to myself and other.

  4. I really needed that I have a very hard time telling people how I feel because I dont want to hurt anyone feeling or them to be upset with me so im not being honest with myself so lord I ask you to help me ! Amen

  5. I woke up this morning thanking GOD for a peaceful sleep. That is rare for me. This message confirmed why. I’ve been dishonest with myself and others. Telling the truth in anger most times. Thank you for letting me know this.

  6. Father God, thank you for this post. It’s so wonderful a confirmation that I need to set my boundaries and be honest with myself, so I can be honest with others. Forgive me for the times when I was not honest with myself. Help me to do much better Jesus at this. Amen

  7. Lord Father, help me. How do I be honest with myself yet not allowing my words to hurt the person I’m speaking to? How do I be honest with myself while being humble and respectful at the same time? I’m confused & I ask for your help to guide me in every step of my life. (:

  8. Amazing Love ❗💖
    Thank you JESUS👑🙌🙌 Truth Matters ❣💯🎁🎉🏆👏💗💗💗DOTK👑💃💃💃AGAPELOVE ❣😍🙏🙏

  9. I am humbled by God’s word through His servant sharing such powerful words that always touches blesses and mould us for God’s Glory..
    I was praying for an answer and this inspiring messages just answered my prayers. Thank you Holy Spirit for speaking though your servant.
    God bless you & use you more for his Glory. Amen

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