Believing the Fairy Tale

 

 

 

 

 

Growing up we read and watch multiple fairy tales that until recently always ended with “and they lived happily ever after”.

We all want to believe the fairy tale

I don’t know about you, but I bought into that fairy tale.  My parents had a happy marriage and my grandparents and great-grandparents {who were still living} had been married for what sounded like forever.

I believed that when I grew up I would find my Prince Charming and live happily ever after.  Sadly, I believed one of the first men that came alone and all of those words and promises turned out to be nothing but lies and false promises.

Growing up around people who said what they meant and meant what they said, I was unprepared to meet and love a man who told so many lies that in the end he could not keep them straight.  More importantly, even though I claimed to be a Christian at the time, I did not seek God’s will.

What comes from your mouth?

Proverbs 15:28 says, “The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.”

Do you have questions about that friend or loved ones and what s/he says?  We are told to weigh our words and answers and to speak wisely.  Those who speak untruths gush or pour forth with lies, evil and deceit in their mouths.

These lies can become entrenched in our lives and hearts greatly alter the course the Lord has for our lives.  I’ve shared my thoughts of what might have been’s before, but I’ve wondered how different my life may have been if I had sought God at that time and heeded his warnings.

Have you bought into the fairy tale?