In 2018. Oprah Winfrey accepted an award at the Golden Globes with this speech:

“What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.”

“Your truth.” Listen carefully to those two words.

They have formed the core value of American society. Truth is relative to people. Each decides what is right and wrong, accurate and false. Pundits spin the narrative to what suits their popularity.

When a person is convinced of “his truth,” he can justify any sin or remake any lie into the truth.

Paul warned the Colossians about shifty thinking.

“See to it that no one makes a prey of you by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ.” (Colossians 2:8)

When we exchange “the truth” for “my truth,” we lose the truth. When we judge our lives against the cultural standard, not the holy one, we lose all connection to God, reality, and hope.

What do you choose to believe? Your truth or God’s truth?

-Robert G. Taylor-