Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me… You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not tae pleasure in burnt offerings. My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.
Actions speak louder than words.
Honestly, it kills me every time I hear one thing and see another.
Maybe it’s different for me because I like to give people benefit of the doubt. If we call each other friends, I am going to trust what you say. If you tell me one thing and everyone else tells me another, I am going to trust what you say. Maybe that’s stupid of me but then again I believe in true, trustworthy friendships.
I’ve learned that people are way too selfish to tell it how it is. You think you’re doing someone a favor by covering up the truth so it won’t hurt them, when in all reality, all you’re doing is building a relationship on lies. So when something else comes up with this person, you have to tell more lies, and more lies, and more lies.
You can tell all the lies you want. You can want to “not hurt their feelings” all you want. But when it comes down to it, one little action can make all the curtains fall. And when that happens, the damage done is immensely worse than it would’ve been before.
Do yourself a favor. Be Honest. Do everyone else a favor. Be Honest.
Let me say this again..
BE HONEST. WITH EVERYTHING.
If you call someone you’re friend, you’d tell them the truth because that’s what friends do. THE WHOLE TRUTH. Beating around the bush is just as bad.