Numbers 23:19 God is not man, one given to lies, and not a son of man changing his mind. Does he speak and not do what he says? Does he promise and not come through?
God doesn’t lie. He can’t lie. To suggest He can lie is suggesting He is not Divine and not God. Lying in my past, on the other hand, was second nature to me. Not only did I lie a lot but I also believed the lies I told, convinced myself I was telling the truth. When I entered recovery it took me time to decipher the truth about myself, about my life and about my addiction. I always knew I had a problem with alcohol but I never saw myself as an alcoholic.
Today I try to live with ‘Integrity’ in every area of my life. I believe that recovery requires rigorous honesty and so I always try to tell the truth, regardless of the consequences. I would love to say I am always honest but that would be a lie because I am human and we humans lie.
The Bible tells us integrity: TAKES EFFORT
I refuse to take a second look at corrupting people and degrading things. I reject made-in-Canaan gods, stay clear of contamination. The crooked in heart keep their distance; I refuse to shake hands with those who plan evil. I put a gag on the gossip who bad-mouths his neighbor; I can’t stand arrogance. Psalms 101:3-5 #Inegrity #Convince #Truth
Recovery is about letting God’s Word show us the standards we should live by.