(The story surrounding this lesson will purposely remain vague. It involves people I don't want to talk about here. People whose story isn't necessarily mine to share.)
I am a pretty naive person. I will admit it. There are things that could happen around me and I would have no idea they were happening. And apparently this happened during the 4th of July weekend with my family. (This is harder than I thought... being vague!)
In the end, the lesson that I learned is that I have a heart of lies. Deep in my heart I have held some pretty strong beliefs. Like when I look in a mirror all I see is fat. Is a very large unattractive, ugly person. Almost always. I see someone who will be alone for a very long time. Someone others don't like. Wouldn't like if they got to know me.
These beliefs that I've clung to, held on to for so long... well I had a glimpse this past week that perhaps I've been lying to myself. Perhaps a part of my heart has been a heart of lies.
And while that's a bit terrifying, that I can't hide behind those lies anymore, clinging to them like a safety blanket. It's also a bit freeing.
So I will now try to turn that Heart of Lies into a Heart of Truth. One piece at a time.
Remember, many things in life can wait... but finding the truth... and the sunset... won't.
Do you have a Heart of Lies? What lies do you tell yourself?
Blog Post inspired by "Heart of Lies" by Jill Marie Landis.
Title Tuesday: Blog posts inspired by the title of a book.