Be Honest

Be Honest

On occasion, I am led to post an honest reflection on one (or all) of my social media sites. Why? Because people need to know that I, the encourager am challenged daily with living and being positive, encouraging and motivating — it is not easy.

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I have known all of my life that I have a VERY strong, don’t take no mess type of personality and I am grateful to God that I have learned how to manage it in such a way that I am kind more often than not. In fact, I believe, “A real man will be honest no matter how painful the truth is.” I know it takes a lot of strength to be an honest individual who has the ability to walk in her (his) truth.

Now, no one likes lies or liars. But, unfortunately, being dishonest with others and ultimately ourselves is sometimes easier than telling the truth and we believe less impactful. Learning to be honest and totally eliminating the need to depend on a lie will help us to become happy with ourselves, enjoy a clean conscience and ultimately foster healthier relationships.

Today commit to being honest even if others will not, others cannot, others are not willing to or even if others cannot be. Here are a few ways to work towards becoming a more honest person:

1. Know that you are ultimately hurting yourself – Every time we decide to be dishonest, it is our soul that is most impacted. We have to live with the person we have/are becoming as we cannot hide from ourselves. Just the thought of this is painful.

2. Stop comparing yourself to others – I would like to believe that this is one of the top reasons why we are dishonest. We may feel like we do not equal up to another and begin to be and do dishonest things. The truth is, we are unique in our own right and need to insist daily to walk in this truth. Rise above the things that are popular and tempting and #BeBetter.

Honest3. Be truthful with yourself – I totally believe that the worst thing we can do is lie to ourselves and do it so much that what we are telling ourselves is what we become and ultimately believe. Wow! Let’s be completely honest!

So, can I count on you to be more honest with yourself and others knowing, “Our lives improve only when we take chances and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.” ~ Walter Anderson

Move Forward In RIGHTeousness XOXO 
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  • Britney says:

    Good post! I couldn’t agree more. My best friend and I were on this topic yesterday. To many people like to hide behind a lie and they don’t realize that they’re hurting themselves in the long run. Like you said, we are unique and we should all grow to live so we are and stop imitating what isn’t really for us.

    • YGladney says:

      Hello Britney – Yes, being honest is so very liberating and helps us to become stronger in so many ways. The thing is that this world thrives off of lies and people are so dishonest that it has become a part of their fiber. Me, I am honest no matter what the outcome may be. People are willing to forgive you when you’re honest anyway.

      Blessings Sis!

  • Britney says:

    I meant “love who”, not “live so”. My phone has a mind of its own.

  • AwesomelyOZ says:

    Being honest is definitely not easy. I mean if I care about you and being honest is something you need to hear then I’ll be honest. If I know that a) you’re going to continue to exist in your delusion or b) you’re just not that significant in my life I don’t care enough to voice an opinion that may not be the most welcomed. I actually have no guilt from either of these scenarios and #1 does not occur to me under these situations. I sleep just fine. Lol. 🙂 Have a great weekend Yulunda! -Iva

    • YGladney says:

      Yes, I am talking about being honest with yourself and those who matter most, which we should be so willing to do. However, we often are not. For me, I am one of the most honest people and have no problem with having the tough conversation with anyone. Haha! It can certainly make things interesting.

      Have a fantastic weekend Iva! xoxo

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