Tuesday, January 10, 2012

HONESTY

As mentioned before, I am taking a class with Stephanie Ackerman called Scrapbook Life Journal and the theme for the month of January is HONESTY. That was a real party stopper! I spent the better part of the week thinking about what honesty really means. And my final conclusion is that unless I am totally honest with myself, then it is difficult to live my life with authenticity. Of course, coincidentally, the sermon on Sunday was asking "What masters you?" I had a good discussion with my husband about what he perceived as mastering me. The ironic thing was, when I first asked him the question, he got that look. You know, the one that says "Oh crap, how can I get out of THIS one?" But, in the pursuit of self-honesty, I think you have to ask other people how they perceive you. If you are really blessed, you will have friends and family who will answer those questions for you with honesty AND grace! I love Ephesians 4:15 (NIV) "Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ" That is what I want for my life, to become more like Him.

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