The truth sure hurts sometimes. What’s more, we have to choose how to react to it. Depending on what it reveals may reveal something for which we aren’t prepared.
This guest post hit home for me today as I realized how desperately I need the Truth. Without it, how will I change? The following paragraph is an excerpt from the whole post.
“It’s better to walk in the freedom of the truth than agonize in the disappointment of a loss! I know as an athlete you HATE to admit that anyone is better than you, but sometimes that is the case, and it is liberating when you are able to bury the pride and admit it. It doesn’t mean that you throw in the towel or stop working harder to be the best. It allows you to give honor where honor is due, and at the same time it relieves the pressure that comes from being result oriented. It also moves you to a place where you constantly play with all you’ve got, regardless of what the scoreboard says at any moment.”
I’m heavily involved in this Charlotte Fellows Program and it’s amazing because of all that I’ve been learning. Rather, what God has been revealing to me through His Spirit and through Believers around me. There is a lot I need to work on if I’m going to be a better servant to Him and what He wants to do with me. This is both exciting and painful as change is painful sometimes.
I’m trying to help in an industry (i.e. sports ministry) that is so new to me. It definitely poses a difficult challenge. However, relying on the Lord, and receiving feedback/constructive criticism from so many people is such a blessing. No matter how it might initially wound a little bit first.
When it comes to the Truth of the Gospel and how I need it, all of this rings so true. God graciously reveals the Truth to you and me because no matter how painful it is, He promises to help us as we stumble back bleeding to the Cross and the Change that it brings.