Ep. 127 | How To Walk in Truth 100% Of The Time
Published March 3, 2022 by Tom Hermann
What is the fruit that comes from the truth?
Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” - John 8:31-32
Knowing the truth makes you free. The Greek word translated "make" means to deliver, make free, and liberate. It comes from a root word that means unrestrained. So think about this for a moment: if knowing the truth has the power to liberate you and allow you to be unrestrained, then does that mean that not knowing the truth will keep you restrained and in bondage?
In my opinion, yes it does.
Yet, your brain can work against you from knowing the truth. See, your brain is designed to keep you alive, and the belief systems you hold tell your brain what is important and what is not. Essentially, what that means, is that your brain will receive any information that is contrary to your current belief system as a threat. It will be more inclined to prove the information is wrong than to examine it for truth.
In today's episode, we will break down how you can always walk in truth and not let your brain stay stuck in a belief system that might be keeping you stuck in bondage. I also share three steps you can take to always be in a state of mind that allows for the truth to win.
Don't forget that God put everything in place for you to succeed in your purpose. However, you can miss out on that assignment if you don't take action on the TRUTHS and break away from faulty thinking. The purpose of life is not just trying to survive but to live a life that brings glory to his kingdom and is attractively different.
Your brain is looking for evidence to validate your current beliefs. So when you receive information that is contrary to a belief you hold your mind wants to prove it wrong.
Failing to receive information with an open mind indicates that you're more concerned about being right instead of getting it right
The zeal of others can lead you astray and cause you to miss the truth if you don't create a habit of verifying the information for yourself.
You cannot lose with this mindset. You either confirm that what you have is truth or you've now found the truth and can now walk in greater freedom.