RIGOROUS HONESTY

Ephesians 4:25 Each of you must get rid of your lying. Speak the truth to your neighbor. We are all parts of one body.

The cause of all relapse is dishonesty. Lying to God, to ourselves or to others leads to more lies to cover up the first lie told. The result from the first lie leading us back into our old ways of thinking, acting and reacting.

I am still surprised how many people I hear justifying their lies to protect the other person. Lying protects nobody because when the truth is revealed it is a bigger task to repair the damage than it would have been telling the truth.

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous says recovery is a process that demands rigorous honesty.

– Have you lied today?

– Do you need to talk to God about it?

Prayer: Lord help me today, to tell the truth, no matter how hard it seems.