Lying: An act of telling a lie, or falsehood. It is a act of one who lies, or a act of a person who keeps low to the ground.
Nowadays lying is a widespread problem of many people. This behavior problem can seriously affect your life. It is easy to lose trust of your friends, dearest and nearest people. Lying can cause very serious mental and life problems. You may come to a standstill and spend years to handle the situation. I think it is much easier to prevent and reduce lying than disentangle the consequences of this behavior. Do not let lying affect your happiness and choices. I will prove that lying is a slow killer of your personality. Moreover, the Bible makes us to understand that GOD hates liars. As a believers we now that lying is a sin, yet so many people are under the bondage of the spirit of lies. The Bible recorded that GOD hates liars. This is to let you know that no matter what form it may take or regardless of the adjective a liar gives to his or her act of lying (white lies, black lies, small lies, etc), all lies are sin ad GOD hates those who indulge in it.
Looking at what the Bible says about liars:
These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren.- Proverbs 6:16-19 NKJV
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord , But those who deal truthfully are His delight.
– Proverbs 12:22 NKJV
But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
Revelation 21:8 NKJV
Crucial Reasons to Stop Lying:
Here is the list of 7 essential reasons to stop lying today.
1. It breaks down trust
Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “I’m upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now I cannot believe you.” This saying shows that no one believes liars. Those who prefer to lie usually lose authority and gain the reputation of a pathological liar. People who say the truth are highly appreciated by others around them. Being trustworthy is a good trait of character that increases your self-confidence.
2. Lying is the signal of a bigger problem
There is a type of people who tell the lies all the time. It does not matter how serious the subject of discussion is. These people usually feel the urge to lie that often turns into a bad habit. If you have faced a problem, you should ask for a GOD’s help. It will give you a chance to come out of this evil trap.
3. Inner conflicts
Lying can create various inner conflicts and stress for you, which can affect your mood and award you with more problems. There is a risk to get used to lying and you will have to tell more lies to cover up the first one. It usually causes inner controversy and you can do nothing about this fact. Furthermore, it affects your confidence and self-esteem.
4. Truth makes you brave
It takes more bravery to tell a highly inconvenient truth than a highly risky lie. You should know that truth is the priority of strong and wise people. I do agree that sometimes it is extremely difficult to tell only truth, especially when it comes to feelings, relationship and money related matters but the person you are dealing with will certainly appreciate your bravery and respect you for it.
5. Less stress
When you tell the truth, you are less tensed and sad because you do not have to feel anxious about all your lies. Besides, telling the truth boosts immunity system, reduces depression and sharpens thinking. If you want to decrease your stress level, then make truth a part of your lifestyle. People’s body produces endorphins “the hormones of happiness” only when people live a stress-free lifestyle. Telling the truth will make you feel more relaxed and calmer.
6. You are deprived of accomplishment
I hope you know that all liars create the history of their “successful” life, but they cannot realize that they are depriving themselves of accomplishment. Try to admit that these achievements are hollow and you will not run away from yourself. If you give up telling lies you will have an opportunity to live a better life.
7. Lying will not solve your problems
Some say “white lies” help them to get away with some situation or that it helps them to solve some problems? Is this true? No! It is not true. There is no white lie, black lie, small or big lie. Get it straight, lies are lies. And it will never help you solve your problems because it can just redouble those problems. Remember that honesty is the best policy in any situation. Stop this bad game, tell the truth and face the consequences of your actions.
Lying can be very harmful and destructive. Do your best and stop this bad habit in order for GOD to be happy with you,so that you can become happy and successful in life.