Musings on hypocrisy … learning to deal with it.

How do you navigate hypocrisy? When impacted by hypocrisy what decisions do you need to make to enable you to get through?

The reply from Jesus to the fact that he had offended the Pharisees was this: “He replied, ‘Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.’ (Matthew 15 v 13-14)

You can take control of your situation. You don’t have to be swallowed up with the hypocrisy. Here is what we should know about surviving the trap of hypocrisy from the parable Jesus tells in these 2 verses:-

Inevitability: God appoints and so does man. When man appoints it won’t last but with God it does. God will not be mocked and what is sown will be reaped. These are certainties.

The back-story: The reason why it lasts is found in what is not seen. What is important isn’t what is seen. It isn’t the performance. The roots. There is always a motive. Learn to ask the question, why?

Hands-off: So stop fighting. Let it be. Wait. Some campaigns shouldn’t happen. Choose your battles carefully.

Follow your own path: Don’t be like them, don’t follow that kind of appointment, you don’t have to be blinded, it is a choice. Be your own unique self.

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