Telling Lies
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Telling Lies

Telling Lies

No one likes to be lied to or lied about. When any person becomes associated with lies, the person is highly discredited and looked upon as a joke. Lies breed so much distrust and continuous suspicion; the liar is no longer believed or taken seriously.

People lie for different reasons:
-To escape punishment
-To be accepted
-To gain sympathy… and many more

There was a lady who continually lied to people about how she was in dire financial need, she went round to many different people requesting and collecting financial help for one and the same issue. She might have felt she was being smart, and might have made a fortune out of that lie. But she forgot that some day it will be revealed, now, she has lost credit in that circle and before anyone else who might have learnt about it. It would be difficult for them to believe anything she says or encourage anyone to believe her.

I remember the story I read as a little girl about a young Shepherd Boy who tended his sheep at the foot of a mountain near a dark forest. It was rather lonely for him all day, so he thought upon a plan by which he could get a little company and some excitement.
He rushed down towards the village calling out “Wolf, Wolf,” and the villagers came out to meet him, and some of them stopped with him for a considerable time. This pleased the boy so much that a few days afterwards he tried the same trick, and again the villagers came to his help.
But shortly after this a Wolf actually did come out from the forest, and began to worry the sheep, and the boy of course cried out “Wolf, Wolf,” still louder than before. But this time the villagers, who had been fooled twice before, thought the boy was again deceiving them, and nobody stirred to come to his help. So the Wolf made a good meal off the boy’s flock, and when the boy complained, the wise man of the village said: “A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.”

Lies may be a temporal way of escape or benefit but it is a very destructive measure. It is better to speak the truth even to your own hurt than to lie and face the eternal consequences.

…he who breathes forth lies shall perish. Proverbs 19:9

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Revelation 21:8

So what do you think?

Copyright© Ugochi Oritsejolomisan 2013




Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a mentor, encourager and influencer. She writes to inspire you to live a full life. Ugochi lives in Canada with her husband Benson and their children; Joshua, Joseph and Josiah.

  • Pepper Tan
    Posted at 23:23h, 15 October

    I have lied and been lied to so many times. Yes, I believe that lies are destructive. Initially, lies may seem like a quick fix, but in the long run, it’s going to bite real bad! Somehow, the truth always comes out in the end.

    Honesty requires bravery. And not too many of us are really brave to face the consequences.

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 09:52h, 16 October

      Oh yes, lies bite real bad and truth always comes out in the end.
      May we all receive the bravery to be honest at all times and in all situations.

  • Tosin
    Posted at 18:48h, 15 October

    So true sis. It is so sad that we treat lies like a lesser sin but God doesn’t. He will indeed punish liars. Thank you for always inspiring us and bringing us back to the book.

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 18:57h, 15 October

      Yes my sister, it is by no means a lesser sin. Thanks a lot for coming by, do have a super blessed day!

  • real8
    Posted at 22:31h, 13 October

    I have a friend who just lies for no reason, no reason at all. Its like she wakes in the morning and asks herself what to lie about in the day. Sad though, I imagine she tells the lies to run away from her true self. A probable misplaced identity situation. I pray she finds herself and maybe stumble on your blog.

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 09:52h, 14 October

      Amen! You can help her by continuing praying for her and talking to her about it. Sometimes God uses us to help people like this. Thanks for coming by, have a super blessed day!

  • susan@avintagefarmwife
    Posted at 03:22h, 13 October

    You are so right! Lying becomes a habit easily, too. When I was teaching 8th graders, I would occasionally be lied to. I always asked the student if they were a liar because if you tell lies, you are a liar. Usually, they didn’t want to think of themselves in that light.

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 07:54h, 13 October

      That is a great way to teach children, I am going to apply it with my children.
      Thanks for coming by and leaving this note.
      Have a super blessed week ahead!

  • Kita
    Posted at 15:06h, 12 October

    My mom always said there are three sides to every story your side my side and the truth. This post reminded me of that because lies are told all the time.

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 07:57h, 13 October

      Great truth your mom shared, we all have to remember this, and stick to the true side of every story.
      Thanks a lot for coming by and leaving this note, do have a super blessed week ahead!

  • Joann
    Posted at 13:17h, 11 October

    Also the devil is the father of lies and a deceiver….. If we are telling lies we sure aren’t following. God so who are we following?

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 00:54h, 12 October

      Indeed every liar exhibits the nature of the devil. If we follow God then we must pit lies and lying under our feet.

  • Lovelyn
    Posted at 16:51h, 11 October

    Great post! This reminds me of a man that was staying with us. This man was going about telling people that he has visited 23 countries in the world and that he has houses and several cars. As if that was not enough, he told people that we are his tenants. Meanwhile, we accommodated him through a friend of my uncle’s. At the end of the day, we discovered that all he has ever told us were lies and we put him out of our house. That is the consequences of telling lies.

    Ma, may God give you more inspiration.

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 00:57h, 12 October

      Lies never amount to any good, no matter how long it is sustained and how successful it has been, one day the truth will be brought to light. Liars never end well.
      Thanks Lovelyn for coming by, I hope to see you more often. Have a super blessed weekend!

  • Queen
    Posted at 11:53h, 11 October

    Lies are the beginning of the end to any relationship. It hurts to be on the receiving end of a lie, as it indicates you were not worth the truth. I think people who lie do so to be accepted.

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 00:53h, 12 October

      Unfortunately so. We must realize that if stay true to ourselves, people will love us for who we are. Relationships get destroyed when lies are the foundation or when lies are introduced.

  • Esther Onimisi
    Posted at 10:42h, 11 October

    Bless you ma. My prayer is Lord help us to tell the truth at all times in. Jesus name. Amen.
    Some lies come out before you catch them. And sometimes I deliberately try to catch some back by rephrasing my words to reflect the exact situation. Mama our help is in The Lord. Amen.

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 11:09h, 11 October

      Amen! It has to be deliberately ma, conscious efforts are needed.