About a couple of weeks ago, I received a message from my old boss asking me had I seen some meeting minutes that I had taken during a meeting 3 months ago, another meeting was coming up and those minutes were needed to correspond with events that happened and/or had taken place during that time. The back story of this is that I had since moved from that position into another department and upon my departure I had gotten rid of a lot of unnecessary paperwork while I was in transition, so when he reached out to ask me had I seen those documents “I immediately told him that I did not recall being in the meeting and that there were quite a few things that were transpiring during that time and that the last minutes I had taken were from February”
Truth be told, I knew I was in that meeting and did take those notes but were afraid that I had actually threw them out with everything else that was getting trashed that week, so without telling him the “whole” truth and avoiding getting called a “lacker” as I had a good girl reputation to uphold in my new department, so I felt like it was best to have a jogged memory in order to clear myself of being called “irresponsible” in which I thought would have an impact on my current job. At that time, I felt like a LIE was more important than the TRUTH…
The dictionary states that a lie is “a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood, something intended or serving to convey a false impression.
How many times in life do we forsake telling just to cover up the “whole” truth? There is no white lie, little lie, small lie or tiny lie – It’s just a LIE an untruth. If told, a lie can start out like as a seed – it starts off small, if you do not nurture it; feed it or water it – it will never grow however once you start feeding it, nurturing it and watering it with other lies – that small seed becomes bigger and bigger, begins to create branches and those branches each have limbs of their own. A lie has a way of making you feel like you did the right thing, but in actuality it’s that “small” thing that can keep many of us out of God’s graces.
It also states in Revelation 21:8 – But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whore-mongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and ALL LIARS shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death (Okay so I didn’t mean to get all deep on you, but it’s right there in the word – ALL LIARS – that would include ME!
As you can see the bible did not say specifically “Well the white lies” are okay, but the BIG lies are an abomination – he said ALL LIARS, which means weather a lie is big or small in your mind….All liars will not be judged but headed to a pit of damnation. Now I know you don’t want that, I don’t want it for you or me.
Once I came to myself after feeling truly condemned about what I told my former boss, I asked the Lord for forgiveness and emailed him back and said that I was indeed at the meeting and in the process of me moving had either misplaced them or they must have been thrown away with other items. I began to tell him that I would come over and look for them; I did go to the department and with the Lords help I was able to put my hands right on them, I typed them out and made sure that he received them the same day. A lie is so easy to get into, but can be so hard to correct if we let it due to our own pride and just cause reasons.
The next time you find yourself about to tell a LIE, even a small one – If you are truly trying to live for Christ and have a heart set after him and while the FLESH is constantly pulling and tugging on us daily to fall into its desires, lusts and enticements, you will be forced to tell the truth regardless of how it will make you look in the long run, because regardless of how much the truth may hurt, getting cast out of God’s sight forever because of something so small is a hurt that you will never be able to erase. But if we live through the eyes of the spirit we can become resistant to the flesh and continue to live the life that God intends for us to live which is Holy, not to say that we won’t get tempted but if we continue to please the spirit we won’t be so eager to tell a LIE.