Posts Tagged ‘Lies and consequences’
In one of our recent conversations, my friend said, “My Daddy told me that you can lock up a thief, but you can’t lock up a liar.” A profound observation if I must say so myself! We can substantially count numerous liars that we interact with or have known. Some of the poetic liars claim that they “do not lie, they merely shade the truth.” Ouch …that cliché hurts as much as their lies do!
I always advised my kids, “Tell the truth so you will not have to manage lies.” If only I could invent a serum that would prevent lies, I would be rich; filthy rich! Until then, maybe I will chant the childhood slogan, “Liar, liar, pants on fire!” Oh my, look at all the scorched pants!
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Are you a man or woman of your word? Why can’t people do what they say? Is your word your bond? Does a handshake deal mean anything anymore? When you tell folks that you will do something, you create an expectation. In some cases, that expectation forms a dependency. So when you don’t execute on what you committed to do, not only did you lie, you disappointed and failed people who relied upon your commitment. Lies damage when your actions don’t coincide with your words! Once again, that small tongue caused big harm! An unexecuted dependency becomes a lingering by product that enters the memory banks of a person mind and buries its pain in their heart. Lies have the ability to stick to a person’s heart like glue. It’s no wonder that when your words become lies that people become heartbroken!
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One of my followers sent me a very touching note last week. I present it to you. She said,
“Praise God for men keeping their word!” From an Instagram profile, the following quote was attached.
This is a simple statement that carries a lot of weight! How profound! The Bible speaks about the tragedies of arrogant lips, false witnesses, deception, falsehoods, and unwholesome talk. Proverbs 12:22 says “The Lord detests lying lips. But he delights in men who are truthful.” Remember the first lie started in the Garden of Eden with the serpent saying to the woman, “You will not surely die.” Genesis 3:4. Being truthful is the foundation of our soul. We should work hard to uphold our words to others! They depend upon us to tell them the truth! Happy Sunday!