Be True to yourself and to the other people around you. If you wanted to build something that would stand and last the first thing that you would need after the plans are drawn up, is a solid foundation! You have to have a solid foundation one that will stand against everything. Being true to yourself is the starting point of that foundation. Others might say being true to God would be the first point, but to me I believe that they are the same. When we are true to who we are to ourselves we are being true to God as well, because we are comfortable with who He made us to be.
What does being true to yourself have to do with honesty? Well let me tell you that when you are true to yourself you really don’t have a need to lie, or deceive people. Another way to look at it is this. When you aren’t true to yourself and you say one thing but do another you are living the life of a hypocrite. For some sad reason this word has been used to identify christians, because we tend to say one thing and then do another. Now we could argue that we do the best we can and our relationship with God goes beyond our failures and that the world just doesn’t understand. But we aren’t going there. Here is where we are going. Do you live out Jesus’s Faith, each and every day that you
live? Just had lunch with a very wise man and he summed it up this way. When we accept Jesus as Savior we are living out of our faith. But the next step is to live life with the faith of Jesus. This is the difference between someone who says one thing and then does something else. To the person who does exactly what they say. When we live out Jesus’s faith, we follow up what we say we believe with our actions. We must not say one thing and then do something else. We have back our words with real actions, and a life of being true to ourselves. Jesus put it this way in Matt. 7:3-53 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. Living life to follow Jesus we have to live out His faith, and follow through with actions to our words, we have to be honest with who we are and in that be so ever thankful for the love that God gives us each day. Live out your faith, knowing who you are and being honest with yourself and others as you go your way.
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Written and Posted by The XGT Experience Team of leaders