Without the truth, plan on losing life’s battles …

Bertrand Russell commented that one reason why Hitler lost World War II was that he did not fully understand the situation. Bearers of bad news were punished. Soon no one dared tell him the truth. Not knowing the truth, he couldn’t make decisions that could win the war.

This behavior is common in our own time, especially in the church regarding how we respond to the spiritual war being waged in this world.

“Don’t judge me!” we shout to anyone who tries to step into our lives to tell us the truth about ourselves. Soon, we’ve conditioned others to tell us only what we want to hear, rather than what we need to hear. The result is that we are ill-equipped with the truth we need to make right decisions, which leads to losing important spiritual battles.

Are you allowing people to speak the truth to you? Or do you listen only to yourself?

“Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life,” Proverbs 19:20.