Do you talk to yourself? I do it all the time. Maybe it's the introvert in me. I talk to myself before I talk to others. But lately I've been noticing that I don't always tell myself the truth. I exaggerate. I minimize. I overlook. I pretend. I flat out tell lies. I forget the truth.
This problem is not just mine, but if we are all wired the same way, and I believe we are, we all experience problems with hearing and discerning truth in our lives. Once again, it goes all the way back to Adam & Eve who listened, but never really heard, never really believed, and unfortunately followed another's words, another's promises, another's....lies.
And that's our problem. That's my problem. Like Eve, sometimes I listen to the Father of Lies, who tantalizes me with temporary treasures that spoil and fade, while my true Heavenly Father offers me a taste of something better. Something rich. Something pure. Something satisfying and life-giving. Something that will truly quench my thirst and satisfy the hunger I experience while living in this sometimes disappointing world.
So, am I listening to the life-giving truth of my Heavenly Father, or am I listening to the lies of another father, a father who doesn't really love me and can never really satisfy my soul?
What about you...who are you listening to for truth?