Our world is full of people who don't like the truth that holds them accountable for their actions. They want to live their life however they choose and expect everyone around them to just accept it without complaint. There is no absolute truth.....no right or wrong to guide them. Each situation is evaluated based on feelings and opinions. It's a very subjective "truth".
When each person has their own "truth" then there is no accountability. I live my life by my "truth" and you live your life by yours. No judgement. No responsibility. No one is ever wrong.
But that's not how life works. There are laws and rules and commandments. There is absolute truth.....right and wrong. None of us are perfect but we are to strive to live a life filled with honesty, respect, love, and integrity in communion with God and others.
When we choose to live contrary to that then we must be held accountable. If the truth spoken about your actions paints an ugly picture, don't attack the painter. Humbly change your actions and give them something different to paint.
Changing behavior is a difficult task. It can be easier to become indignant against the person who spoke the truth and lash out at them.....especially if you've been living a double life.
Maybe it's time for a truth check. Think about the choices that you are making on a daily basis. How do they align with God's truth?
Think about the things that are being said to you or about you.
Are they false statements? Or are they truths that you don't want to hear?
Are you living a life that is pleasing self or God?
Are you a person who can be counted on and trusted to keep their word?
Are you a person of integrity and true character or do you wear a mask?
Who do you need to listen to today?
Now think about the things that you are saying to or about others.
Are they true statements with no embellishments?
Are you speaking the truth in love?
Are you speaking in a way to belittle or condemn?
Are you speaking truth to bring reconciliation and repentance?
Who needs to hear the truth today?
Speaking God's truth is not popular and may not win you friends, but it is the truth that sets us free. Freedom to walk boldly in our calling and purpose. Don't let the enemy cloud your judgment and ruin your testimony. Seek truth and in it you will find life abundant.