Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | August 3, 2015

Tough Truths

cb devo aug3“Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.” Ephesians 4:25 (NIV)

Never been a fan of tart or sour, but I can definitely indulge in some awesome sweetness. My little cup of frozen Sweet Frog goodness is totally hidden by all those yummy toppings. Wonder what happened to my nonfat, sugar free frozen yogurt? Bet it’s covered up with Oreos, heath bar crunches and caramel syrup. See what I mean? I’m addicted to sweetness. Too much sweet, however, never serves us well. No matter how much we love it and desire it – our health can be totally compromised if we over indulge.

Ever sugar coated words of wisdom? We really knew what we needed to say. We’d earned a place in their heart to say tough truths. We loved them so much……yet the truth seemed hard and harsh. So we choose to ease over what we knew God was telling us to convey. We dismissed His promptings and open doors and overlooked a divine appointment.

Too much sweetness when we really need tough accountability will sabotage our spiritual growth. And the truth about our lives, even when spoken in love, is hard to take. But if no one takes a bold stand and says what we really need to hear then we might end up tasting the bitterness sin births.

Godly accountability strives to draw us to His truth – not popular opinion or their opinion. And that dear one that stands in the gap praying, confronting and speaking truth into our life truly glorifies the Father. Tough? You better believe it. Worth it? A thousand times! Never met one who was saved from the brink of their own disastrous choices who didn’t praise Jesus for the friend who chose to exchange sweetness for godly obedience.

“Father, speaking truth into difficult situations can be overwhelming, yet we know You will empower us with the right words to say at the right time.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Coffee Break

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