We lie to strangers, friends, enemies, family, bosses, co-workers, and mostly to ourselves. We lie for survival. We lie because we are selfish. We lie because we are afraid. We are afraid of judgment. We are afraid of consequences, and we are afraid of not being accepted by others. We lie to ourselves to avoid blaming ourselves for our own mistakes we have made. We lie to ourselves in order to hide from the truth because sometimes the truth can destroy everything you have and thought you were.
When we do this, we are becoming something we are not, which can cause us to live a life of misery, stagnation, and ignorance. This is nothing but fear of acceptance; however, truth inspires or forces us to change. Christians say that God embraces us to change and do not find comfort in life just because it is predictable and safe.
If we embrace change, then we learn more about ourselves through doing things we never thought we could do or experience something we never thought we would. It causes us to have our own life adventures, which is what living is all about. We lie to our loved ones for this same reason. Is this why it’s so hard for a parent to tell their child that they are adopted or tell your spouse that you are no longer in love with them?