The Truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.

“The Truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.”

Rick Warren tweeted this quote this week-I don’t know if it is his own or not. But, it really struck me with its accuracy. The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.

This past Sunday a couple of us continued a conversation after class, and among other things, we talked about how “doing business with God” is kind of a bummer while we are going through it. It is the point at which we are beginning to take in His truth at our core, and He uses it to stir things up-things that we would rather let lie, things that push our buttons perhaps, things that infuriate, ache or sadden.

It seems so often that as God draws us into Himself, the process strips us of our pretense, and it stings, similar to ripping off a “Band-aid.” Our pretense, our False Self, cannot commune with Truth, with God Himself. For us to commune with Him, our spirit must agree with the intention of His Spirit.

If you have asked Him for growth, intimacy, or to know Him more deeply, He has answered “YES!” And, He has already begun drawing you to Him, and some of the evidence is the misery you may currently feel.

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