Sometimes I tattle on myself. Why not? It’s a great exercise in humility and authenticity.
Luke 16:10 states, “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be. trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very. little will also be dishonest with much.” The context is finances, but I believe it has broader application. For example, when I am willing to admit the less significant errors or poor judgments I make, I am in a habit that invites transparency in the less comfortable, more significant situations.
It comes in small steps:
- Become comfortable admitting when you’re wrong.
- Be willing to apologize.
- Refrain from exaggerating.
- Refrain from minimizing.
- Be aware of when you chronically reframe or reconstruct the past.
Of course, each of the above can also become unhealthy when misconstrued. Truthfulness, in the context of healthy relationships, is key. People can take advantage of or misrepresent our humility and authenticity. That is their choice. We get to make other choices and be trustworthy of the small details and moments of our lives, creating healthy habits that carry us through the most challenging situations.
The “very little” of our lives sets the tone. Pay attention to the details today.