LGD 119: Be Honest With Yourself

Woman sitting on chair reflecting

Andy Stanley just released a new book titled Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets, and I have been working through it with a vengeance.

Woman sitting on chair reflecting
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In his new book, Stanley explores five questions we should ask ourselves to help us make better decisions.

This week, we will be exploring these five questions to help you make better decisions that lead to fewer regrets.

Today, we ask ourselves whether or not we are honest with ourselves.

To make better decisions, we have to ask ourselves the tough question – are we honest with ourselves?

When you look in the mirror, can you be honest with the person looking back at you, or are you lying to them?

Inherently, we don’t want to be dishonest or deceive ourselves, but rather we rationalize some of our decision-making.

Jeremiah states,

“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?”

Jeremiah 17:9

We are sin creatures – it’s in our DNA; however, the Lord guides us when we become believers.

The truth of the matter is that even though we are believers, and the Lord forgives us of our sins, we still have free will to make decisions – good or bad.

When we veer off course and make poor decisions, we often try and rationalize it, but we are lying to ourselves in reality.

Stanley offers some advice – “quit lying to yourself.”

Andy continues, we must tell ourselves the truth, even when that truth makes me feel bad about myself.

Today, look yourself in the mirror and be honest with yourself. This is the first step in better understanding yourself and letting God continue to transform your heart.

Prayer: Lord, help me to be honest with myself. Please do a work in my heart that continues to make me more like You. Amen!


I am the host of an ABF Lifegroup - a collection of folks doing community and life together. We are a ministry of Agoura Bible Fellowship. When I am not leading this group, I love to travel, take photographs, share stories, and design workspaces that matter.

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