We think - They'll never know the truth. I can fix it before they see it. It won't really matter because it isn't a big deal anyway.
And before we know it we've lost a relationship, ruined a good thing, made a mountain out of a mole hill...
All it takes for trust to be lost is a little white lie, a tiny half truth, an omitted fact, and unfulfilled word.
Rebuilding trust takes years of hard work- if it can even be built- and can be lost again forever in a tiny moment. One sentence. One shake of the head. One broken promise.
Words are powerful. Truth and lies are at war. The father of lies is the same as the advocate of fear and the divider of relationships. He will delight in tempting you to get by without the whole truth and nothing but the truth. He loves to manipulate words and actions just the tiniest fraction so as to wreak havoc. He celebrates broken hearts and lives.
The Archenemy and ultimate Warrior is Truth. Despite a bit of pain- keeping an oath and following through. Despite fear - telling the truth and taking responsibility. He knows if you can trust and follow the way of righteousness you will find favor and grace and peace. Peace that passes understanding.
Just try. Refuse to let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs that it may benefit those who listen. Choose to speak truth and follow through even if it hurts. Guard your tongue and you lips. Set a date and pay close attention to the war over truth and lie from now till then and see what changes come. Catch even the little foxes.