We all know people who blame everyone else for their problems and/or failures; it’s never their fault. If you don’t know anyone like this, then maybe it’s You…
This may sound harsh, but it’s true. So, my question to you is, “Can You Handle the Truth?” Are you willing to face you? Are you afraid of what you may see (in you)?
If we are honest with ourselves, many of us can point out a myriad of flaws in others, but we have great difficulty recognizing some of those same defects in ourselves. And when we do, we have a ton of excuses to justify our weaknesses.
Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. Matthew 7:3-5 ESV
During this Chapter of my life, my goal is to learn the whole truth about myself. I have decided to acknowledge my shortcomings, work on the things I can change, and leave the things I cannot change to God. Even when others are hasty to shine the light on areas that I need improvement, I have learned to appreciate it; because no matter their intent, if it’s true, I want to fix it. It’s only going to make me a better person.
No, it doesn’t feel good at all. Actually, I HATE IT! But, the truth is: I NEED IT, and so do you. No one is perfect (except Christ); but we should strive for perfection in every area of our lives. We need to work on ourselves, before we try to help anyone else. We have to admit we need work. We must do the work. We must be open to critique and/or criticism at times. Let’s evaluate it and see if there’s room for improvement on our part, and if so, let’s get busy making the necessary changes. “Can You Handle the Truth?”
So, That Settles It. The truth is: Everyone isn’t wrong about us. Everyone isn’t a “Hater.” Everyone isn’t jealous of us. And for the Christians, it’s not always the devil/enemy; oftentimes, it’s YOU. We have been trying for so long to convince ourselves that we have it right and everyone else is wrong. Not so! We have been deceiving ourselves, but now is the hour that we must progress. “Can You Handle the Truth?” And, what are you going to do with it?