I have come to learn that how I am doesn’t always like the truth. I woukd take a lie as truth in a hot minute over the true truth.
This has kept me in prison if sorts. A prison of deception and hindered growth, maturity in areas, as well as, enforced a stronghold of deception in my mind.
How did I know I was in prison?
When truth has come I fight it. God has been very instrumental in using my Pastor Juanita Gibbs in my life. She is a realist and operates from realness and truth and this has been very much what I needed in my life.
Someone who would keep it real and genuine and yet still love me when the reality of my truth has surfaced.
Not many people are mature or capable within to handle another persons truth. So many will sit back and pass judgement and pray not spiritual prayers this creating an even bigger problem.
and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
John 8:32 NASB
To be set free I have to continually see the truth so it can cut the bonds of deception to release its hold within my soul.
Slowly freedom is coming, but I first had to see I was in a prison of my own making. God had nothing to do with me being in a prison of deception, I chose to be there by my choices.
He has given us the power of choice to walk in deception or to be free. We can walk around and knowingly or unknowingly be deceiving people.
But self-control allows us to choose to knowingly or unknowingly accept or reject the deception of others.
We shall know the truth and the truth alone makes us free!