Does Truth really work? According to the picture it does. I sometimes wonder. My perspective on the truth may be totally different from yours.
Is it possible to live in a world where people really say what they feel – are honest with themselves and others?
Do you hide, like I do – and try to spare feelings? Is the risk of being too honest not worth the “fall-out” from the other person? Even if it’s the truth?
As we forge through life trying to live in the way we feel that God would have us live – is it always “safe” to be really honest?
If you are like me – you’ve been burned by being too honest – or not honest enough.
Is there a place in between where we all can live peaceably? Agree to disagree and be okay with that?
A place of safety and security in bearing our most important thoughts and opinions? Is being silent the best way to handle a most difficult situation? Or is skating around an issue really the best way to live – so to not offend?
When was the last time you felt you had to spare someone’s feelings and lost your way in the midst by having to compromise your own? When was the last time you just “bit it” and told the truth (as you saw it) – and paid a high price for the “fall-out”.
The truth is – we can’t always.
Personal truth is relative.
Is this really truth? Or is it just personal interpretation of the truth?
Is truth just my own personal perspective?
My truth may not be acceptable or even the same truth as yours. Just when I am reconciled to my own truth – as soon as I own it and feel safe with it – I am hit with another ‘truth’ – YOURS!
These are tough issues for us sensitive – ‘peace maker’ types of people. Because we care deeply what people think – when maybe we shouldn’t.
Sometimes silence is best.
Speaking “truth” in love – does not always set you free – in the way we are led to believe.
I believe that the only one we can really be that honest and transparent with – is God Himself. He is not shocked or ‘bent out of shape’ by our opinions, thoughts and feelings. He made us and understands our unique personality. He does not require anything from us – except our heart. He does not want us to “hide” our real self from Him – instead He wants us to ‘bare our soul’ to Him in prayer. He is the one true friend who promises us a safe place to land when we vent, act out, express a need, desire, opinion or even – YIKES – a lack of faith, character flaw, indiscretion or failure.
He is my personal truth – and His opinion is the only one I need be concerned with. His assessment of me – is all I care about. He is TRUTH. All truth comes from Him alone. He has set a high value on you and me – and that truth, my friend is the only truth that will last – long after our opinions and petty disagreements have passed. His is not a perspective, it just simply is.
And that’s the honest truth.