I Have Been Lying To My Parents About Something For About A Year Now
Hello Treasure Box,
I am a little embarrassed by what I am about to say. I have been lying to my parents about something for about a year now. I know we Christians weâ€™re not supposed to lie andÂ I feel very guilty about that. Itâ€™s just that I am too ashamed to tell them the truth. I really want to come clean to them but I keep postponing the dreaded discussion because I am so afraid of their reaction. Needless to say I feel ashamed, guilty, and I keep asking the Lord to give me the courage to just say it, but I just can bring myself to just do it. Please would you pray for me that I could say the truth regardless of the consequences?
Hello my dear sister in Christ,
Thank you so much for writing into our site with your concern. I am Precious in His Sight replying back to you on behalf of Treasure Box who is on a temporary leave of replenishment. I am so sorry that you are going through such a hard time with this thing. Let me tell you a little about what the bible says about lying as well as honoring your parents:
John 8:44 – For you are the children of your father the Devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning and has always hated the truth. There is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Ephesians 6:1-3 – Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. â€śHonor your father and mother.â€ť This is the first of the Ten Commandments that ends with a promise. And this is the promise: If you honor your father and mother, â€śyou will live a long life, full of blessing.â€ť
With that said, let me ask you a few questions; Who do you serve? Do you have a relationship with Jesus or are you just another person using the name â€śChristianâ€ť because it seems right? Do you want to live a long life that is filled with the blessings of God?
I am a parent, but before I was a parent I was (and still am) a child under my parentsâ€™ rules and I had to honor them, not only because itâ€™s right, but because this is what God wanted me to do!
Do you realize that this thing that you are lying about has now consumed you to the point where you are fearful? How long do you think you can go on carrying this burden? Do you know that the â€śshame and guiltâ€ť that you have been feeling is actually a spirit of doubt?
The bible tells us that God does not give us a spirit of fear and doubt. (2Timothy 1:7) The bible also tells us that we should give our burdens to the Lord and He will take care of us. (Psalm 55:22)
You said that you have prayed and asked God to give you the courage to speak to your parents, yet the fear that you have allowed to creep up inside of you has consumed you to the point of silence. My dear, please know that once you have asked God to give you something that will bring glory to Him and help you to do what is right, He will give it to you. (Psalm 37:4)
So with all of this said take the courage that God has given you and allow it to consume the shame, guilt, and fear that is dwelling within you. Know that God is bigger and has more power and authority than whatever is holding you in bondage. The courage that you asked Him for, know that you have it and walk in it. Go before the Lord in prayer, repent of this sin and ask Him to forgive you for allowing this thing to consume you. Ask Him to cleanse you of your unrighteousness and then believe that He has. Then your next step is to go to your parents, confess your sin and ask for their forgiveness. Whatever their reaction is, you accept it, knowing that you have done what God wants you to do.
Lord, my God, I come before you know on behalf of your daughter knowing that you will see her through this difficult time. God we all make mistakes in life. You did not make any of us to be perfect because then we would not need You. Lord please let your Holy Spirit speak to the heart of your daughter and allow her to take the courage that you have given to her and confess to her parents. Lord, she loves you and it is evident because she wrote into our site for prayer and advice. Use this situation to bring glory to Your kingdom and to draw this family even closer together. In the Precious and Mighty name of Jesus Christ I do prayâ€¦Amen!
Please read Philippians 4:6-7 and Psalm 34 in its entirety and be blessed by Godâ€™s word.