Joining with Five Minute Friday sponsored by Lisa-Jo Baker. On Friday, Lisa-Jo posts a one word prompt and for five minutes we write what the prompt brings to mind. No rewrite, nor editing just letting the words flow.
Today's prompt: Truth
Speaking truth to power.
There is so much speaking about the truth these days and I fear very little actually living it. In recent years I have been appalled to hear of 'redefinitions' of the word truth, mostly to fit into the philosophy and give credence to the speakers’ position. It is appalling to me that one would even attempt to rewrite its meaning there by negating the 'truth' of the word truth. If you're going to do that, then why use the word at all. It makes no sense.
I have been searching for truth in my life. The truth about me, of who I am and of the life the Lord has called me to live. I have found a measure of that truth, I've hit the surface levels, but I have been increasingly feeling the stirring to dig deeper. To really search out the truth of who I am. I want to hit the bedrock, the unshakable solidness, unyielding-ness of who I am. I want to know it to be able to speak this truth to the powers around me that seek to redefine the truth that is me. Friends, family, society, and church – all who see me filtered through their ‘truth’ and seek to ‘redefine’ me into something that will fit their truth of me. It is a struggle, it is a battle and the greatest weapon I have in my arsenal is the truth of who I really am. The good, the bad, the ugly. I want all of it. The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. That's what I want. So help me, God.