Thoughts to prevent truth decay

Truth is often irritating and inconvenient, but it’s always reality. Even denial doesn’t dodge it. It just puts you in make-believe. When opinion is mixed with facts, it discolors the truth.

Lying is an act of fear. It is fear of truth and fear of the person you’re lying to! Truth cowards like to hide behind intentional lies. Secrets hide truth. Confession courageously reveals it.

People who are good at lying are truth-challenged. Silence can be as fearful of the truth as the boldest lie is.

Nobody is completely in line with truth, so we all need to be pursuing it beyond our own feelings and opinions. The closer people get to truth and honesty, the closer they get to each other. The reverse also applies.

If you hide the truth about yourself, you probably aren’t very good at telling it about anybody else. There is much truth that I haven’t seen — much maturing that I still need to do.

Believing a lie and refusing to believe the truth — both misconstrue the purpose of your life.

When truth is told to harm, that should be an alarm. Run. Differences and disagreements diminish when people connect heart to heart, with openness and honesty.

Facts can’t be changed, but they can be misreported, covered up, lied about and twisted, thus making it very hard to know the truth.

Ego, ego, go away.
I want to be open and honest
In the things I do and say.

Perhaps the most dangerous liar, lives within you. Lies to yourself distort everything. Self-told lies can recycle for a lifetime keeping people in a jail of their own making. Radical, self-honesty unlocks the cell.

It’s good not to be overconfident. Many lies are presented and believed as truth and much truth is considered to be a lie.

Love based on denial is a mirage. People like the idea of truth, but not so much, the reality.

Reading fiction is entertaining, but living it is straining. Maybe it would be easier to live a nonfiction life.

It’s not easy to separate the nonfiction from the fiction, in a history book. It’s almost impossible to see a truth if you believe it to be a lie.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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