Facing the Truth
Chuck Colson wrote a book, Born Again. He got saved in the middle of the Watergate fiasco and served time in prison. God saved him and put him on a path to being a blessing to many people. Chuck Colson founded Prison Fellowship, a prison ministry that touched the lives of thousands of prisoners. One of my good friends was his pastor.
Colson said in his book that the problem with President Nixon was that he could never admit he was wrong in anything. In fact, Colson said that even when Nixon obviously had a cold; nose running, face red, sneezing, and all the symptoms of a cold; he would never admit it.
We have a similar problem. For many of us, we don't like to be wrong, and that leads us into disaster. We need to stop believing what we believe about ourselves, and instead acknowledge the truth of God’s Word. It is the Truth!
Many people cannot separate truth from lies. They are lying about things and think it is no big deal. It is part of the human frailty in our lives; this is called sin. We tend to believe too much in ourselves, and we want people to think wonderful things about us. We believe what people tell us about ourselves, especially if we want to believe those things. When you believe a lie about yourself, because you are thinking too much of yourself, you are headed for disaster.
Your heart will lie to you. That's why people say what they say. With many of us, we want to believe what our heart says about what we want. The Bible says, “The heart is wicked.” It will even lie to you, and it will say, “I'm telling the truth,” but it's not. The problem is that we pay heavy prices for lying and believing lies. We need accountability. Proverbs 21 says, A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart. (Proverbs 21:2)
God knows what is going on inside of your heart and inside of your life. He can accomplish amazing things through you, when you face the truth.
Facing the truth is a hard thing to do. We get a lot more accomplished when we are truthful to others and ourselves. It is very freeing to admit our flaws to ourselves and to trusted others.
Admitting faults and shortcomings are difficult. I was wrong can be very difficult to say. I am sorry I was Wrong even harder, but also it it can be freeing. God knows what We need. Trust him and follow his Word. PRAISE JESUS !