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Daily Verse: “A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.” Prov. 14:5
Point of view varies in life. Depending on how people perceive and interpret the world around them determines what they consider the truth. And for some people, the narratives they tell themselves don’t come near the reality of the situation.
For years, I took responsibility for things that went wrong in relationships. But, when conflict occurs between two people, both share the blame. And every issue has three points of view, theirs, ours, and the truth.
Recently, I miscommunicated with a store associate who didn’t clearly define the terms of the service I received. Walking away from the situation, I felt guilty, owning all the blame. But the associate made assumptions about my knowledge, and I didn’t ask enough questions. Truth showed areas we both needed to learn and grow.
Following Jesus helps us discover the truth about ourselves and others. Understanding God’s unconditional love for us and accepting our sinful nature allows us to take responsibility for our actions and allow others to own theirs; by doing so, we will discover the truth.
Lord, forgive us for believing lies about ourselves and others. Help us see and hear the truth in all situations. Remove the blinders from us and give us clear vision. In all things, let us discover the truth as we follow Jesus wholeheartedly. IJNIP. Amen