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Dec 19

Real Friends Fight Dishonesty

Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 in Emotional, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values

Do you relate like you value honesty?

I guess it’s true what they say, you can’t trust anyone
Because no matter how much someone can mean to you
There isn’t anyone that you can find in life who hasn’t lied
Whether once or many times, it doesn’t matter
We all do it and we are all to blame
No one is perfect but is anyone really innocent?
We are people and we find ways to have our fun
Some are sick and twisted and get what they want
And some are just trying to be happy
And it’s true, we don’t think ahead… 1

Think about those times when you chose to be dishonest. Why? How did it play out?

And then think about times in which you chose to respond honestly. How did that work out?

There is great freedom in being honest. One of the anthems of my adult life has been “if you screw up, fess up.”

There is great freedom in honesty. Honesty is hard work. You have to fight against your fears of rejection. You have to battle the temptation to disguise yourself and your choices because of your fear of failure.

Honesty helps set us free from fear-filled relationships.

I’ve tried to live like I believe Jesus Christ when he told the people who had faith in him, “If you keep on obeying what I have said, you truly are my disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 2

I may not have liked some of the consequences, but I have not regretted honest communication since I began to live as an honest person.

What’s it take to be a good friend? Honesty.

 

1 – That wonderful, painful poem was written by RosesHaveThorns88 posted on postpoems.com
2 – John 8:31-32, CEV

Bring on the comments

  1. “There is great freedom in honesty. Honesty is hard work. You have to fight against your fears of rejection. You have to battle the temptation to disguise yourself and your choices because of your fear of failure.”…. mannnnn don’t I know it. I think though the more you take accountability and be honest, the easier it is…eventually becomes who you are, and the fear is gone. I love how the fear retreats!

  2. “the more you take accountability and be honest, the easier it is…eventually becomes who you are, and the fear is gone. I love how the fear retreats!”
    … and I love how you expressed that!

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