Being honest is not something I shy from. Ask anyone close to me, I can sometimes be too honest. I'm honest quickly with people about an assortment of topics.
A few years ago, I made a decision to stop lying. In all forms of it. Even the white ones. And I tell you what, I've begun to see the benefit of that decision. People have approached me with questions they desire honest answers to because I know you're going to be honest. And this isn't something I pride myself on because the longer I've made a conscious effort to be honest, the more clarity I have that this is how we're all called to live.
So when it comes to a relationship with God, sometimes it requires us to be honest with ourselves. In order to get to the root of a fear, or doubt, or achievement, we have to accept the truth of the matter. We have to see that we are in need of a God who saves. We need to be honest and admit when we need help or have fallen short. In the moments when we accept our limitations or dependency of God, we get a better glimpse of not only His Glory, but His desire to be in relationship with us.
I'm in a season where I'm forcing myself to take a better look at myself. At first, I sat in my imperfections, upset that I wasn't better at this or more proactive with that. I've noticed however, that the more honest I am in the prayer of asking God to reveal more of me that needs refinement, the more I see how facing the truth in myself is actually becoming the best thing for me.