The Road to Authenticity!
“To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.” Proverbs 21:3
The path to authenticity lies in the heart of honesty and integrity in all things that we do. It’s a journey of discovery and exploration. It takes courage to be honest with yourself and others. It requires you not to lie or cheat. Honesty helps you to set a realistic goal for yourself that will lead you to achieve it.
When I was younger, my grandmother used to tell us a parable about a farmer who had planted twenty tubers of yam on his farm, and then he went back to his village to inform his villagers and family to be expecting two hundred tubers of yam during the harvest season. However, when the season of harvest comes around, the farmer harvested twenty truth of yam and also harvested one hundred eighty lies of yam in the same year.
“Do not be deceived; God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” Galatians 6:7 This story made me realize how important honesty is in life and to live with integrity. If we don’t have integrity, we cannot live the best of ourselves. We will never know what our true self will be like if we continue to live in the false world.
Honesty lay a bed of peace and comfort for those who embrace it. While dishonest dig a pit of trouble and guilt. Honesty is the best medicine for a healthy relationship, and the best way to live an authentic life. Proverbs 11:3 says that “The integrity of the upright guides them, but their duplicity destroys the unfaithful.”
1. Oh! Lord, thank you for the peace in my heart.
2. I pray that you may give me the strength to face this battle of lies and deception in Jesus’ name.