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Love Is…Truthful

For the first two weeks of February, EmpowerMoments is doing a series entitled Love Is.  “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV) We pray that you are EMPOWERED, enlightened, and blessed as our writers share what Love Is based on God’s Word!

“Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.”- Proverbs 12:1

I remember when I was in my first serious relationship when I was younger. One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be honest with my significant other. I kept some things about myself away from him and when asked for the truth I lied. I realized that lying not only hurt him but it hurt our relationship. I was afraid if I told him the truth that he would leave me or react in a bad way. Telling someone everything about can be scary. Sometimes we are afraid that someone will judge us for our past or mistakes we have made in the present.

When two people are in a relationship, it’s best that both people are honest with one another. No one wants to feel as if their relationship is a lie. If a person truly loves you, they will accept you for who you are. You share all of your flaws with them even if you’re afraid to do so. When you lie to your significant other, it makes you look as if you’re untrustworthy.

Just like I had to learn how to be honest in a romantic relationship, I had to learn how to be honest with myself and God. I had to be honest about my issues, my hurts/pains, my flaws and my weaknesses. I had to admit those things to myself and to God. Once I let God in, He began to help me to overcome my issues and heal me of the hurt/pain I felt. He can make us strong when we are weak.

Dear Daddy,

Help me to be honest in my relationships with others, myself, and with You. Help me to not be afraid of what others think about me by telling them the truth. Show me what my issues are so I can address them. Shower me with your love and show me what real love is. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Ladies, I EMPOWER you to tell the truth to others even when it’s frightening. You never know, a person may not react the way you think they will. If you don’t know how to be honest, pray and ask for God’s assistance. Equally important is asking God for discernment to know when and with whom to share.

How do you keep yourself in check and remain truthful at all times?

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Venus Gilmore currently resides in Auburn, AL . She is an alumna of Auburn University. Venus has B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in Social Organization and Inequality with a minor in Social Work. She plans on pursuing a career in Social Services. She currently serves as treasurer of the Kings Alpha E-line Chapter, the Mamie Reese Scholarship Director, and College Transition Program Director of her sorority Theta Phi Sigma Christian Sorority, Inc. Venus is also a blogger for Radical7even. She is an active Client Advocate volunteer for the Women’s Hope Medical Clinic. She successfully balances all of these responsibilities with her favorite scripture as motivation: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13)

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2 thoughts on “Love Is…Truthful”

  1. “Just like I had to learn how to be honest in a romantic relationship, I had to learn how to be honest with myself and God. I had to be honest about my issues, my hurts/pains, my flaws and my weaknesses.” Oh my I too had to learn this with God. Sometimes we are so busy at keeping face with others and even God, acting like we have it altogether as well as being afraid to be vulnerable and transparent that we fail to realize we are deceiving ourselves and others, not too mention failing to surrender it all to our Omniscient God! Thanks Venus for sharing and love your EmpowerMoment!

    1. Amen! Our relationship w/ God is important. We have to expose ourselves to God so he can heal us. I know I’m afraid to be vulnerable & transparent all the time! lol! I guess it’s the fear of feeling like you’re going to judged for what you have already done & how people will perceive you. It expose those parts of you that you usually don’t want others to see. I have to remember that God opinion of me is all that matters.

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