Who Is Your Truth Teller?


"She often saw her man with a clearer eye than he saw himself."

When Lincoln won the Presidential election in 1860, he offered his chief rival the position of Secretary of State. William Seward, then Senator from New York, had loftier goals.

"That evening, he wrote to his wife, "I have advised Mr. L that I will not decline. It is inevitable. I will try to save freedom and my country." Francis was not surprised by her husband's acceptance. Though she wanted him to close the curtain on his political career can come home to his family in Auburn, when huge worshipful crowds met his whirlwind summer tour for Lincoln, she had forseen that his driving ambition would never be satisfied in tranquil Auburn. Nor was she surprised by his grandiose claim that he would try to save freedom and his country. She often saw her man with a clear eye than he saw himself." Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. Page 289.

Who sees you better than you see yourself and then tells you the truth? Are you allowing this person to speak into your life?

Do no reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you.

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser.

Proverbs 9:8-9 ESV

Tell us about your "truth teller." What makes this person so special to you? You can enter into the conversation by leaving a comment below.