I was putting the groceries in the car when I noticed the Klondike Bars sitting on top. I thought about how long I had been in the store and decided I better check them out to see if they had melted. I opened the package up right there in the parking lot and forced myself to eat one of them. It turned out they were fine.
I almost made myself believe that. That's what we do isn't it? We tell ourselves stories and try to convince ourselves that something is true when it isn't. It might be alright if we are talking about an ice cream but when it comes to a lot of others things we end up hurting ourselves and putting a kink in our relationship with God.
We need to practice being honest with ourselves and the best way to do that is by walking with Jesus every day. When we check in with him, he doesn't allow us to fudge on things. He forces us to be honest and to make accurate assessments of our motives. I can't think of a better way to be true to God and a better person to spend time with than the Lord.