I have a hard time telling myself the truth. Most of the time I don't. I don't need that cookie but that is not what I tell myself. "One won't hurt." The older I get the easier it is to let lies lie. They just seem to do it on their own. I may be scared that I am getting good at it but I think most people just tend to believe me so I believe myself. I have a few good friends who don't lie to me. They are kind but they will not lie. They don't let me have the second cookie or hamburger. And when I invite them to help me live the truth - they do it. Truth is not natural to any person.
Isn't it amazing God tells the King to fight for humility. Gentleness, meekness is how it is translated. Humility is a way of life. I have wonderfully found fasting to be one way of practically keeping humility in my life. Humility is a wonderful choice. If we don't embrace it, God will send it again and again. Invite humility into your life. It will dramatically affect and infect your relationships and your finances.