You CAN handle the truth!

1 May

You know what is one of the most valued things on earth?…

A friend that will tell you the truth… even when the risk is high. It’s easier to face the truth when you hear it from someone else. We know the truth deep down, but sometimes it takes hearing it from someone on the outside looking in, for it to become real. Not to mention that if both parties are REAL women, the issue at hand will only deepen the relationship between the 2… take it to a higher level. That is real triumph!… On the issue itself, but especially in the friendship!

It takes courage to face the HARD truth without reacting in defense of yourself… & even more courage to be the one “telling”.  Some have that strength, some don’t. Some people would rather live their lives surrounded by people that sugar coat every weakness & every mistake… it’s easier that way, right? Then you only have to face your demons on your own time, in your mind, in your own closet. Nope… not me! I’d rather actually hear my truth from a faithful friend… that in spite of their observed faults of mine, they stick by me, but still… have the courage to be honest & tell me.

Proverbs 27:6 – Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.”

Thank you Stephanie & Lindsey  🙂 … for being real women… for telling me the truth! Through our circumstances we have supported each other, never turned our backs on one another (even when we didn’t see eye to eye), been willing to take that “risk” with the truth with each other (even when the truth is hard to face), & never sugar coated our feelings… & it’s only deepened my commitment to you & given me respect for you as friends & women. Friends can be a dime a dozen, but it’s when put to the test, that the real friends are set apart by proof of their truth, dedication, loyalty, & strength. & in the end, those are the only friendships worth more than gold! It has been said that every woman needs good women friends in her life that can surpass those obstacles… you 2 are my women  & I thank God for you every single day!

So the next time a friend is brave enough to tell you the truth… with cooth & loyalty, don’t take the easy route… don’t abonded the friendship… look at this truth as something that you need to evaluate & let God deal with you on. Be accountable for your mistakes & actions. You won’t find many friends willing to take that risk or even receive that truth coming from you. Value it! Treasure it! It’s like a good man… they are just hard to find these days.

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One Response to “You CAN handle the truth!”

  1. Melodius Mel May 1, 2008 at 4:53 pm #

    Awwhhh, Venessa you are so sappy…..I LOVE IT!! I really enjoy your blogs. Who knows one day maybe Kayla or Tabitha will help me get one. I’m such a babbler! See ya Sunday! Mel

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