Reality Checks

32Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” -John 8:32

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to deceive ourselves? We deceive ourselves into thinking we’re better than we are, that we’re doing more than we  actually  are, and even thinking that we’re cooler than we actually are!

I’ve found that when you live in a false reality, you’re in bondage.

Recently I’ve had people speak the TRUTH into my life:

I thought I was in shape because I worked out, but someone informed me that I didn’t look so great and I need to change the way I eat.

I thought I handled my finances wisely, until I had someone else evaluate how I was spending my money.

I thought I was doing a great job leading, until someone told me I needed to step it up.

When people told me these things, I did not like it. It hurt. It made me mad. I didn’t believe them. Why? Because I was deceived. I was living in a false reality.

I thought these people we’re judging me and looked down on me, when in reality, they we’re just trying to help me improve my life.

Jesus said, “You’ll know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Reality checks are truth. They’re a catalyst to change. They’ve made my life so much richer. Reality checks have motivated me to seek help and make changes in several areas of my life. . Without them, we’ll live in deception and bondage.

Let’s make a commitment to seek truth in our lives. To seek reality checks. Because without them, we’ll never become all that God intends us to become.

Nothing motivates like reality.

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