Telling Ourselves the Truth

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…is one of the hardest things to do. Yet, every successful pastor or church is able to do this. To say, “I didn’t try very hard,” “I let them get to me,” or, on the positive side, to tell ourselves, “I did a good job on that by God’s strength,” requires the ability to tell oneself the truth.

It’s hard enough to tell others the truth. It’s at least twice as hard to tell ourselves the truth about reality. Yet, the decision to tell ourselves the truth about the state of our church, leadership team, or personal life is the first step in opening ourselves up to God’s transforming power and new possibilities for whatever leadership endeavor we’re engaged with.