I hate lies.
I want to know what I can believe--whom I can trust.
So, I asked God to break the power of deception in my family. It's not that we have an unusual penchant for untruths. We aren't a bunch of liars or anything--no more than most people. But I felt compelled to pray that God would remove from each of us the ability to deceive.
He started with me.
I don't lie much. Not outright. I pride myself on my honesty. I make a real effort.
Pride is so often misplaced.
Even though I'm not an outright liar, for the most part, I am quite the deceiver, it turns out. And the person I am deceiving? Me.
God has taken this opportunity to strip away the ability to deceive myself. It's frightening. It's disgusting. I can't believe the things I've been hiding.
It's wonderful. It's liberating! The truth always is.