honesty

I had an interesting conversation with a friend this morning who expressed some observations about me that could be kind of scratchy.  If you’re like me, sometimes when I hear things about me that I don’t like, I want to blow it off & pretend that these things aren’t true.  But just because we may not like certain things that we hear or see about ourselves doesn’t mean that they’re not true – in fact, sometimes the truth hurts, even if a person is trying to be gentle, kind & gracious.

So just because something hurts, does that give us the permission to ignore or lash back?  Nope.

When I step back & pause, what I really want in my life is for The Helper, aka Spirit of Truth, to be comfortable to speak with me and to engage in my daily living – even when it costs me some rough spots and scabs 🙂

So here’s to listening, growing & learning, with band-aids, neosporin & Help 😀

2 thoughts on “honesty

  1. I think it largely depends upon motive, or rather the motive behind the party speaking to us about the scratchy matter at hand. Are they bringing this thing to our attention out of a deep abiding love for us or is there another reason? Are they Critical? I think it’s alright to question this because if you are anything like myself and most women I know that seek Christ, we are proned to be people that truly seek him to show us through his spirit what we need to know. Always gentle, always kind, never condescending.

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