Who's Fooling Who?
Who’s fooling Who? When we lie who are we fooling? Are we fooling the person that we are lying to or are we really fooling ourselves?
Yea that is a big question to chew on, but I think that it is an important one. Cause I never ever want to fool myself. I would also hate it if any of you my friends were in the practice of fooling yourself.
Lying is a funny thing, because it always sets us up for failure, and drama. But at the time that we are in the process of lying it seems like the smart thing to do and it seems like it is full proof. But it never is.
S why do we lie, in the last article I explained that we lie because we don’t truly like who we are. This problem comes form us not having a deep relationship with God. As we draw closer to God we learn who we are and we love the us we are and we find less reasons to lie. In this article I want to break it down more and look at the fact that we all lie because that is who we were before we allowed God to enter into our life. So you might say that it is our old fashion and our old operating system. This is how the Bible puts it. In Colossians 3:8-10 8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these:anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
So in our life before God entered we would lie to better ourself, it was the only way we could better ourselves. But as we mature and grow a deeper relationship with God we are losing and getting rid of the old operating system. The more we move into the new the less we need to lie. The new is better than the lies that we would make up to make us feel better about ourself.
Think of it as getting continual updates for your life. The more time you spend getting to know God the more updates you get to your life. Things that were habits before don’t come in the new update, so you can walk away from them easily. So look at it this way as you trust God more you do what He says. You get busted by your parents for something that you were not suppose to do. Before you would lie to try to get out of it. But now as your life has been updated, you trust God and you own up to the thing you did. Your still busted but the way that you handle it is completely different. You are learning to put on your new self. You are growing with God into a person who does not need to lie!
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Written and Posted by The XGT Experience Team of leaders