As a parent, I must teach my children to be honest. I must teach them to tell the truth in a tactful manner. One way to teach this to my children is to be honest with them. To give my children the truth in a way that is understandable and not harmful.
Yet for myself, I find it very difficult to be honest a majority of the time. I have a migraines, a back injury, and an ankle injury, which means on any given day something hurts. People will ask me how my day is going or how I am feeling or if anything hurts? So normally I will respond with I am doing good and feeling ok, which is not the truth. But when talking with the people that are really close to me, I feel like all I do is complain about my injuries when I am being honest.
I know the people would not ask how I am feeling, if they did not truly care. Yet at the same time, do they really want to here about my pain day after day? I begin to feel like a burden on people. Which leads to not being honest with those individuals about how I am truly feeling.
I do not know a solution to this problem. But, I have found a very bright spot from all of my injuries! I have been able to relate and talk with people who are going through similar situations. For I do know that we are given everything for a reason. I know that my injuries have come to me for a purpose. I must only surrender myself to the Lord and allow Him to use me for His glory.
**To the Ends of the Earth**