Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
Lying is exhausting because a lie has such a short lifespan. Sure, the damages of it can last a lifetime but the lie itself is so temporary and paper thin. You have to constantly nourish it and grow it and feed it and protect it and guard it against prying eyes.
The truth on the other hand requires no maintenance.
You don’t have to elaborate it. It’s the truth.
You don’t have to embellish it. It’s the truth.
You don’t have to come back and check on it again and again and again to make sure it’s doing alright. It’s the truth.
It’s a lot easier to maintain and endures forever. Which is one more reason we should all tell it.
Have you ever lied because you thought it would be easier and found out it’s really an exhausting alternative to telling the truth?