How To Be Honest

Hello Friends, you know this world has a very distorted view of honesty. For some reason, there is this crazy – and I mean CRAZY idea that some things are not relevant because of how they were “discovered.” Fortunately, man’s constantly changing ideas or interpretations of ‘laws’ are irrelevant to God.

This doesn’t mean that we rebel against ‘Ceasar’, however our first priority is to God. Abraham_Lincoln_November_1863

Many mistakenly believe that God doesn’t want us to be honest about our lives. They think that He will be upset if we tell Him how we really feel. But the Scriptures tell us that God doesn’t want to be in a superficial relationship with Him, others, or ourselves. Many people are so good at being dishonest with themselves that after awhile, they believe their own lies. (It’s called denial.) 

Friends, God wants us to be honest with Him. He wants us to come to Him in truth, expressing honestly our joys, sorrows, and the full depths of emotions  that He’s given us. He wants us to experience His love, forgiveness and power in all areas of our lives. This doesn’t mean that everything we think will be wonderful and pure. But it means it will be real. 

The Psalms is an excellent example of where David and other psalmists spoke honestly to the Lord about the full range of emotions and responses they had.Honesty-is-the-best-policy.1-5

Friends, do you think God doesn’t already know how you feel or what you’re thinking? What you’ve done? Those hidden texts, calls, or emails you’ve sent? That secret email account you might have that your spouse doesn’t know exists? The website you peeked at when your spouse was gone to the grocery store?  God knows. 

Who do you think you’re kidding? God knows (and so does Google).  And seriously, what should matter to you is what matters to God.

He knows your hurts, pains, disappointments, frustrations, as well as your hopes, joys, and dreams. Nothing is hidden from Him. 

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.” Psalm 51:6 KJV

Honesty is essential in breaking through denial.  It starts with you.


Dr. Christy 🙂

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