You need to be skinnier.
You need to be healthier.
You need to have blond hair.
You need to have brown hair.
You need to show more cleavage.
You need to fit in.
You need to go looking for love.
You need to not be so feminine.
You need to be more independent.
You need to ‘experiment’ before you settle down.
No, I’m sorry…YOU NEED JESUS…and He is enough!
Friends, have you ever heard the phrase “Lying by Omission”? I’m sure you’ve heard it…I’m sure you’ve used it.
Lying by Omission: lying by either omitting certain facts or by failing to correct a misconception.
…failing to correct a misconception…
All over the television, all over social media, all over everywhere, we are being fed these misconceptions.
Our sons are being taught to think they have a choice on whether they want to be a man or a women!
Our daughters are being taught to ‘flaunt what they’ve got’ and ‘life just isn’t worth it’!
Our husbands are being led to believe that this ‘other woman’ has more of an interest in him than his wife does and it’s OK to have an ‘innocent’ relationship with her!
Why do they think this? After all, we’ve never told them these things, right!?!
No, we haven’t but the world has…..and we are deceiving them by the simple act of omission!
We have got to speak up and speak out! I’m not saying you have to go on an all out ‘rant’ on Facebook and bash those who don’t believe the way you do…as a matter of fact, I don’t agree with that in the least…but I do believe we need to be speaking LIFE into our children and our spouses!
Teach your sons to put on the full armor of God so that they can withstand the schemes of the enemy and stand their ground! Ephesians 6:10-20
Teach your daughters to respect their bodies and to not throw their pearls to the pigs! Matthew 7:6
Teach them that they are loved and cherished by an Almighty Father! Teach them that they were created by God, loved by God, important to God, WANTED by God! Times may be hard but they will not be overtaken…they may be persecuted but not destroyed! 2 Corinthians 4:7-9
SHOW your husbands that you love them and respect them and appreciate them! Let your actions prove to him that you adore and want him, that he is important to you! Proverbs 31:10-31
We hold a power within us and we don’t even realize it! Yes, the power of our tongue can bring death but it can also bring forth life!
“The tongue has the power of life and death…” – Proverbs 18:21
As Christians, it is not enough for us to abstain from telling lies or spreading gossip but we must also refuse to omit the truth in order to absolutely obliterate the device of the enemy!