Do you often feel a little huffed at some person’s dishonesty after you’ve spoken with them about your great products or business opportunity? They act so excited about it all. They even indicate their interest to the point of getting you excited! Then they do nothing. Not only do they not come on board, they don’t even return your call when you try to follow up with them. And you think, why couldn’t they have just been honest. It would have been easy for them to say, “Thanks, but I’m not interested,” or “Right now, my time – finances won’t allow it.” After all, isn’t honesty the best policy?
Few people are honest these days it seems. Too often that sad fact is shouted loud and clear right along with all its painful details. Nearly every day through various means we hear of politicians and leaders of every statue who have been caught in their acts of dishonesty.
Unfortunately, we can’t do anything about all the crude and creepy crooks and criminals. But I think I’ve discovered a solution to at least what may be directly effecting my own daily ups and downs and disappointments.
Recently, in my Bible reading, a couple verses seriously caught my attention. Wise Solomon said, Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee: For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others. Ecclesiastes 7:21-22.
Hmmm! That last statement sure seemed to hit a sensitive spot in me. But in all honesty… I began thinking: Have I ever led someone on who had talked with me about their other business? Did I give them the idea that I was interested – when in reality I never intended to follow through with anything they were talking to me about?
In thinking about that, the essence of another verse slips into focus. It’s the, “we reap what we sow” one. Ouch! That definitely puts a different slant on ‘honesty is the best policy.’ That means that others are listening to what my words and actions are saying to them – just as I’m listening to theirs! And if my words and actions are in any way dishonest, then like Solomon said, I’m as guilty as the next. I likewise hast cursed others. And I reap what I sow.
So in all honesty… The solution seems clear to the huffed and hurt feelings that leave me disappointed over another person’s dishonest ways: If I’m always honest… or more careful in what I sow, I may be more pleased with the crop that I grow. © copyright 2009
Source by Arleita Harmon