Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

But he told neither his father nor his mother what he had done…. (Jdg 14:6)

I can recall the numerous occasions I lied to my parents growing up. Mostly because I knew telling the truth meant I wouldn’t be able to get what I wanted.

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Within each individual lies a heart that longs to rebel and have their own way. We, as adults can even act this way. Usually, the person we lie most often to is ourselves. We tell ourself we’ve got things under control, we’re doing this for our kids, or that God is the most important thing in our life. However, the actions of our lives prove something quite different.

This causes us not only to lie to God and ourselves, but to those closest to us. It teaches our children, how to live a dichotomist lifestyle with one foot in the world and one foot towards the cross. Our blind spots unfortunately, become their bright spots and they will walk the way of deception that we have chosen for ourselves.

I’m only saying this, because I see it in my own heart. I see the deeply implanted generational sins and struggles that have burrowed themselves in my own life that I have had to address and fight against.

The only way for us to know how to move forward, away from generational sin towards freedom is by living a transparent life before others. Blind spots are called blind spots, because quite simply, we cannot see them on our own. This is why we need wise council in our lives who would be willing to speak hard truths into our life. Not just so that we can be free, but our children too.

Are you walking in integrity? Is your life worthy of emulation, or if I watched your life would I be confused as to where your allegiance stands? Children lie because they want to get what they want. Adults lie for the same reasons. I guess we’re really not that much different than a child sometimes.

Lord, help me as I fight to uproot generational sins in my own life. I long to be free, to walk in integrity, uprightness and truth. Abba, let not fear, insecurity or pride sneak in to steal my heart away from you. Today I want to walk in freedom in Jesus name, Amen!

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