The tangled web

O the tangled webs we weave, when at first we practise (often unintentionally) to deceive, we would never believe!

This saying is about the sticky situations we get into when we start telling “little white lies” (which proves that little white lies are just big black lies that are not fully grown).  But today I want to talk about compromise.

Whenever I’ve compromised my values or my conscience in the past, I’ve regretted it.  I suggest establishing a small set of core values for your life, for your family, for your work, for your financial dealings, for all the major aspects of your life.  Your values should be things in your life that are not negotiable.  When push comes to shove, anything else can give, but not these!

Start with just one – what is the most important principle that you will never compromise, no matter what the circumstances, no matter what the cost?  If that’s not practical, state the boundaries now, not when the pressure is on.

“let your “Yes,” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,” lest you fall into judgment.”  (James 5)

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