Are you showing up in the world as the person you came here to be? That’s the question to ask yourself .
Many times we live lives of smoke and mirrors, but you would probably deny that. Things will go better if we can stop pretending and look at what’s true. Some of us have stuck our heads deeper in the sand, digging in as deeply as possible because it seems just too scary to face and deal with the truth. But, as we frequently say, (because it’s true), this is the annoying part about what’s true, it’s not going anywhere until you pull your head out and look it square in the face. The good part is, it’s not the big scary monster that it sometimes appears to be. Facing the existence of our sins, failures, and brokenness is freeing and empowering. You don’t even have to do anything in the face of it other than acknowledge it, confess it, then God, (Truth), can set you free.
So, fess up. Take stock. Be honest with yourself and those around you who you are in a relationship with. You can’t get where you want to go until you are honest about where you are. Think about that literally. How are you going to know what to do to get where you want to go if you aren’t being honest about where you are beginning? You want to find your way to freedom, but you are telling yourself, and everyone else, you’re F I N E .
It takes so much energy to live a lie, and it takes its toll on every aspect of our lives. Falsehood makes it so much harder to be in relationship with anyone and anything. You can’t work stuff out when you aren’t dealing with what’s really true – it’s just confusing, complicated, frustrating and unsatisfying, and keeps you in cycles of lies, guilt, same, insecurity, fear, hiding, covering up, saving face, and inauthenticity.
The truth shall set you free. So, get on with it. Stop wasting time and resources, your time and your life. You’ll be amazed by how much easier, fulfilling, and freeing it is to deal with what’s actually true. So, truth be told…. “You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free.”