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Mar 24 2017

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Embrace Truth

The Five Minute Friday word is embrace.

Embrace Truth

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I remember the days of writing out a hundred times. I gave that chore to my kids. The idea, in theory, was to get into a child’s head to make a change. The repetition. The time spent. It would surely make the change. Right?

But I remember the loophole. We did it. Our kids did it too. We’d write. “I” a hundred times. Then move to “will” a hundred times. This was not how to get the point across. But in our rebellion—for me, it was rebellion—we obeyed without learning a thing.

I saw a girl writing “I will tell the truth.” I stopped in my tracks and thought about myself. How often do I tell myself the truth? Do I embrace truth for myself? Or, do I tell myself lies.

I tell myself lies all too often. “I”m not good enough” comes easily for me. “It’ll never get better” is another lie I speak.

Instead of telling myself a lie, I need to embrace truth.

I wonder if I should write it out. One hundred time. The right way. “I will tell myself the truth.”

How about you?

Stop.

Do you speak lies to yourself or embrace truth?

Speaking lies to ourselves is easy. Capturing our thoughts and testing them against truth takes effort. Here are two verses that help me:

Philippians 1:6 reminds me God is working in me.

Phil 1:6

Philippians 4:8 gives me a clear list of thoughts.

Phil 1:8

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2 comments

  1. Bonnie

    Hi Cheryl, this sounds exactly how it used to be when I was growing up. My parents called it “writing lines.” I do think it worked some of the time. But, yes, how often do I embrace truth or feed off the lies? Thank you for this reminder.

    1. Cheryl

      I’m press toward truth, but some lies are tricky.

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