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Paul George is Straightforward

Published on June 20, 2017 | By

The NBA season may be over, but the action continues across the league with teams preparing for the draft and their future. 

On Sunday, a report came out with the big news that Paul George intends to leave the Indiana Pacers next summer. He openly revealed that when his contract is up, he is joining the LA Lakers. 

His decision to provide a heads up about his plans will cause the Pacers to try and trade him before he walks away in 2018. In turn, the Lakers will have to determine if they want to wait or trade for George now.

With George putting his cards on the table, the trade rumors and possible scenarios involving multiple teams will be interesting to follow. It’s pretty rare for a player to be so straightforward with his current team - especially having a year left on his contract.

There are probably many reasons and layers for his timing, but I appreciate his willingness to be honest about his intentions. It may not be the news the Pacers want to hear, but at least they know where Paul George stands. 

Many of us more than likely struggle when it comes to being totally transparent with people about our motives and plans. On the flip side, we don't want to be told a half truth by our spouse or close friend...or be blindsided by a boss or co-worker with a hidden agenda.  

But when it's our truth to explain, we must take a step of faith and boldly share with others where we stand. Although being totally upfront with people (both personally and professionally) is difficult, as followers of Jesus, we are called to a higher standard of honesty.

When we surprise people by sharing the truth of our genuine intentions, we are honoring God. 

The Bible says in Ephesians 4:25 (AMP), "Therefore, rejecting all falsehood [whether lying, defrauding, telling half-truths, spreading rumors, any such as these], speak truth each one with his neighbor, for we are all parts of one another [and we are all parts of the body of Christ]."

Today, let’s be wise and fully reliant on God’s Spirit to show us when and how to be upfront and honest with people. Let's remember we miss out on many blessings when we hide the truth.

I’m Bryce Johnson and you can unpack that! 

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I confess it’s easy to mislead people and it’s hard to always tell the full truth. I pray that I would be genuine, transparent, and wise as I’m honest with people about where I stand and what my intentions are. Thank you for Your strength. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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