Weekly Photo Challenge: The Transformation Within

Life is constant change but many of us remain stagnant in who we are as people our entire lives.  We stick to wrong and false beliefs that we learned from other dysfunctional people in our lives.  We do what the world tells us to do, not what God means for us to do in our lives.  We are not letting God do a transformation within us.

It was written that God called from heaven when Jesus was baptized telling Him who He was to God.  How many of us will never hear what God thinks of us because we have all kinds of stumbling blocks by not living the life destined for us,  being disobedient, selfish & self-centered or being distracted by all the other things in the world in our lives everyday.How many of us will ever really be up to the challenge of “Taking up our cross to follow Jesus?”  How many of us let the Holy Spirit minister to us with an open spirit ourselves?  Are any of us really willing to be obedient “even unto death” with all the pleasures and treasures tempting us here on earth?It is a hard and narrow to path to walk in righteousness and hence the reason Jesus said few will enter the gates of heaven.  You have to have the heart for God to be willing to sacrifice personal gain and pleasure to serve Him.  Peace be to all who read and understand.

Daily Prompt: Honestly!

I think my honesty is only as sincere as my latest mood swing.

I’m one of the most honest people I know because I’m not easily tempted.  I was raised in the Word and don’t do wrong or unfair things just because I think I can get away with it or when no one is looking.  I act in a manner that I am hoping everyone else does.

Honesty is stating what you think or feel is the truth at the time according to your moral compass.  Some believe truth is relative but I believe in certain absolutes.  Everything has a factual base that cannot be denied unless you actually lie.

Some can be honest to the point of being a clod that doesn’t care who they offend in the name of their truth.  Some fear lying for the moral implications and actually go so far as to hurt others so they don’t tell a lie.  I speak the truth but protect others as I need to depending on the circumstances.

If someone asks you if you like their new dress is it lying to say “It’s lovely!” even if you’re not that enthused?  Just stretching the truth or maybe you actually hate it.  Either way, no big deal and feelings are spared.  On the other hand if someone was doing something downright illegal, dangerous or dishonest and someone else was going to be harmed or get the blame if you didn’t speak up, hopefully you would have the guts to rat them out.

Depending on the conditions, honesty isn’t always the best policy.  Little white lies never hurt anyone, or do they?

Just ask Hillary.

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