Honesty or Friendship?

Northern Lights II

“Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.”  

I came across this quote and it struck a cord.  As someone who frequently gets what is referred to as “word of knowledge”, flashes of intuition and all that, when a friend asks me about anything I often find myself in a pickle.  I could tell people, even my kinfolk, what they want to hear, and keep the peace with all the world.  I could do that.  Do I want to do that?  Will I be at peace with myself if I do that? Hmm, No.  That means I say what is firmly in my heart spirit and soul, what I understand to be true and what I am given in Word of Knowledge and intuitive flash when asked.  It won’t always go over well, heck it may not go over well as all.  Friends tell you unpleasant truths, truths you don’t want to hear, but need to hear.  The delivery is important to an extent, but sugar coating things too much is not helpful.  If you are honest and tell it as it is, you may not have a whole bunch of friends, but that’s okay because those that know you, are meant to stick around will do so and appreciate your honesty, the sacred wisdom, inspiration shared all of that.  If you have gifts of the Spirit, of intuition then just be you and those who stick around great, those who don’t well keep them always in your prayers. 

Amen