June 30 is a special day for me. It was on June 30, 1974 that I held my first service as a pastor of a local congregation. The expression of the truth of God’s Word with honesty and integrity has been part of my life for many years. I have had the opportunity to learn the power of languaging skills from mentors of the highest calibre. My decision to learn those skills was not so that I could manipulate people’s thinking, but rather, I would be aware when these tactics are being used against me.
I would be remiss if I did not tell you, there are powerful, mind altering tactics being used without integrity on a regular basis to manipulate your thinking and your actions in ways you are not even aware are happening. This can be true even within the spiritual/religious realm.
The deliberate choice to use a word that subtly gives an impression different than the expression of clear truth can provide a different outcome. So while truth was never denied, it has been sabotaged and lost through word manipulation. Be aware!
A book recommended to me by one of my mentors which I found helpful to start your journey of awareness is titled, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert Cialdini. Look for it in the library, or if you want your own copy, check in your local book stores or online. This book will be a real eye opener for many who take the time and make the effort to read it.
The truth will set you free. It is time for people to become aware, to “perceive,” “discern,” “see,” “know,” etc. what is happening, not just in the physical world in which we live, but also in the spiritual realm as well and how it impacts everything. This is the message hidden in Scripture in the Old Testament Hebrew word, “raw-aw” and the New Testament Greek word, “hor-ah-o.” It is from this concept, The SEE Method of Living finds its Source.
God, the Relationship Initiator and Restorer, provides the mechanism to Shift our mindset to bring transformational freedom and expression, Elevates our energetic awareness for the full deployment of our inherent potential, and Enhances the quality of our life as we live our purpose, fulfil our destiny, and leave a lasting, positive legacy.
Will you choose to live in truth? Remember Jesus declared Himself to be the way, the truth and the life in John 14:6. If you desire truth in your life, say YES to the relationship with the One who is truth and live a life committed to Him and the truth He represents.
Seek truth, reveal truth and be truth in a world that so desperately needs truth.