Brutal Honesty

29 Sep

I had a great laugh yesterday. It’s a good thing I can laugh at myself because some people would have been crushed. I had an appointment yesterday and I put on some clothes that I hadn’t worn in a while. When I asked my wife if I looked all right, she took one glance at me and said, “You look like a sausage!”. The clothes I had on were a “little” tight and with the shirt tucked in and the belt cinched up, she said it reminded her of link sausage. (It’s getting worse isn’t it!)

I love my wife and I appreciate her honesty. I knew the clothes were a little tight and what I really wanted to know is if they coordinated. She was honest with me. It wasn’t the answer I wanted but I’m glad she felt she could tell me the truth.

God requires us to be honest in everything. Sometimes, honesty is brutal. I heard on the radio the other day where it may not be wise to be honest in all situations but we should never be deceitful. Is there a difference? I think it’s splitting hairs. If you aren’t honest with someone, isn’t that deceitful? Luke 16:10(NIV) says, “Whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.”

The next time someone asks you how they look…PRAY!

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