Have you ever told a "white lie," just because you thought you would never get caught, and then you find yourself "playing cover up" for that little lie, and now you have told so many more untruths? Now, the ball has gotten so big, you can't stop it from gaining traction as it races downhill?
Sometimes this is innocent as you think you are helping another, but when you live without integrity to the truth, it always has its reprocussions.
Tuesday night, I was priveledged to see the premier of the movie "Sound of Freedom." To say the least, it was shocking to me where this world has come. The number of children that are taken into sex slavery is immense and it is happening right under our noses. The bigger area of disturbance for me is the demand for it. The United States is one of the biggest "consumers" of childhood sex. What? In our own backyards? YES. But, how does that start?
It starts innocently...someone watches or takes part in porn, then your curiosity grows a little more, then next thing you know, you are a little more curious, then you start to pay for things to get your fill. You didn't set out to do this, but the ball started rolling, and next thing you know you find yourself in that situation, but no one knows. You don't know how to stop the ball from rolling rapidly downhill.
This is the same about any addiction, whether it be trying that "one hit" on a joint, that one night stand with another man/woman, or binging on food or alcohol "just one night." It all starts with a one-time innocence, but then we begin the "great cover up." People may not even know you are doing it, and you start telling more and more lies to cover up.
Today, I challenge you. If you are living a life that you are hiding something, go get help. Reach out to a friend. Reach out to me. You don't have to live a life without integrity to yourself and to others. Don't let the little innocent taste or lie start the ball rolling down hill. I implore you - together, we CAN CHANGE this world. We CAN stop children from being sold. After all, "God's children are not for sale" and neither are you. Don't sell out to the ways of the world. Live with integrity today.
I would strongly recommend you and your family go see Sound of Freedom. We need awareness. Our kids need to walk around with an awareness so they don't end up in this situation. It isn't a "feel good" movie, but it is one that you NEED TO SEE! If you can't afford the tickets, I will pay for them for you. Just request them on my blog: Up2Him.com
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