Honesty is the Best Policy


I believe you have heard it said quite often that honesty is the best policy. If you have ever doubted this, let it be known to you that this is probably one of the truest statements you will ever hear. This statement is particularly true in our world today than at any other time in history. In particular, advancement in technology has made it possible for people to engage in many different types of unethical practices in a very discrete manner, thus making it easy to hide such activities from others. 

Essentially, lack of honesty is associated with a lot of problems, both in relationships and workplaces. The most unfortunate thing is that even a significant number of Christians find themselves caught up in the web of dishonesty, leading to untold suffering and brokenness.

Reasons why honesty is the best policy

The following are some of the most compelling reasons why honesty is the best policy: 

It leads to success in life 

To succeed in life, one needs to be honest. Everywhere in the world, honest people are considered trustworthy. This means that people will want to do business with you or give you positions that require a lot of responsibility if you are in employment. Essentially, you will find yourself getting lots of opportunities to do business or rising very fast in your employment. Essentially, being honesty leads to success in your career.

It leads to success in relationships 

Honesty plays a very important role in all types of relationships, including family and business relationships. Honesty shows that we respect and honor those with whom we associate. For instance, if your wife, husband, business partner, or even your children finds it hard to trust your words, it will certainly lead to loss of faith in you. For this reason, it is important to be a person of your word in order so that others can have faith in you. For instance, if you are married, be open with your partner and always try to avoid deceit in all aspects of your relationship at whatever cost. For a business person, being honest will make you stand out above other people, leading to greater success in your business. This is because your reputation as an honest person will precede you before you arrive on the scene.

It strengthens your character 

Honesty has the potential to help strengthen your character, which is a very important thing for Christians. Being honest means that you have nothing to hide and for this reason, you don’t live in fear of being caught in compromising situations. This means that will be able to lead a simpler life every day because have no reason to lead a double life or even maintain false stories. To put it simply, honesty plays an important role in character building. 

It makes it easier for you to make important choices 

Honesty makes it easier for you to make important choices that help shape your life. These choices include marriage, friendships, and jobs, among others. This is because being honest means that you are guided by a strong set of values when it comes to making important choices that affect your life. This is because as an honest person, you already know what is important and meaningful in your life. Essentially, it means that you cannot involve yourself in anything that is likely to compromise your integrity.

Leading an honest life will help you maintain your integrity as a Christian. In addition, your personal integrity will lead you to succeed in every area of your life, including relationships, career, and Christian life.