Episode 97

Some people can’t handle the truth about themselves or others.

Some of you know me well. Through the years, you’ve watched me grow, walked with me, encouraged me, sharpened me, there’ve been some correction and a few swift kick in the pants. 

Some of you know me through our Coaching practice, and as you know, as candid as I am and as open as I am about my life, we’ve grown to know each other pretty well in a short amount of time. 

There are some of you who listen to this podcast and don’t know me at all, . . . yet. 

And that’s okay. In fact, that’s why we produce this podcast, not only for me to open up, to share. You get to know me and then, I get to know you; for us to sharpen each other.

I love getting to know new people. But there is a risk involved in that. 

You’re listening to Living the Freedom Life podcast. This is Ep 97 and today we are talking about Handling the Truth

If you have reached a certain age, then you already have a movie quote in your head from “A Few Good Men” saying “You can’t handle the truth” You can watch the scene to give you context, I have a link in the show notes for you. 

But that dialog is raw, and it addresses certain facts about the exposure of certain costs, attached to the freedom we have available to us. 

One simply can’t sing the praises of freedom or “Live the Freedom Life” unless they have endured the threat of freedom, survived its absence, defended its existence, or faught to attain it. Freedom has a cost. Usually, it is not cheap.

Once you’ve walked through this, you’re not easily one to back down. 

You tend to say what you feel needs to be said. Unashamed. 

This topic is near to me in several ways. 

Once you go, you know. 

There is a certain amount of fluff that you are no longer willing to dance around and play with. You want to DO life, not play it.

That boldness is not something I’ve attained. It’s something that has been downloaded in me. It showed up and now, I just direct the output, express it in certain avenues.

One thing that I’ve learned is when it comes to Sharing Truth,some people can’t handle the truth, the real truth.

The real truth that people are messed up to unfathomable proportions and damage other people. I’m sure you’ve heard the statement “Hurt people, hurt people.”

God’s forgiveness and healing is unfathomable as well

2 areas that I want to talk about today. 

1 Most therapy deals with working through trauma

Things that happen to people, things that are done TO them, either through others or just life events. Things happen and sometimes life is traumatic. 

The pain of trauma can be soul shattering and it seems impossible to recover from.

I know quite a few therapists that are highly skilled in working with trauma 

While working through some of those things, Coaching can help set and reach goals. 

If you have experienced true trauma, please let someone lead you through a process of healing

I will say that if your trauma has been soul shattering, the only One who can heal that, is Jesus. 

Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed, it means the damage no longer controls our lives. 

That truth is so powerful, that some people “can’t handle the truth”. It’s too much for them to bear. They are unable to see or unwilling to look at the potential of healing. They are crushed under the wreckage.

Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed, it means the damage no longer controls our lives. Healing is available to you. Reach out to us. Just please let us know.  If Kyle McMurray Coaching cannot help directly, we know people who can. 

2 areas that I want to talk about today. 

1st Real Truth that people are messed up to unfathomable proportions and they damage other people, like trauma.

2nd Real Truth is that people mess up to unfathomable proportions. People make mistakes and bad choices. Some people (as messed up as we are) are just out there, trying to do the best we can do, and still making horrible, messed up choices that cause other people trauma. We may not even be aware of it. We may be aware of it later but still, just trying to do the best that we can do, with what we have. 

See, when you’ve messed up to unfathomable proportions, deep down, you know it. You know that you’ve done some horrible things. And you are probably unforgiving of yourself.

God’s forgiveness and redemption is unfathomable as well. Some people “can’t handle the truth”. Some people have an intimate understanding of unforgiveness toward themselves because they are the one who inflicted trauma.

No matter what you have done, no matter what type of trauma you have caused,God’s forgiveness and redemption is deeper. It’s bigger. It’s thicker and stronger. God’s love for YOU is greater than what you have done.

We get upset when other people fail to recognise that, but what happens when WE fail to recognise that?

It’s evidence that we can’t handle the truth. Sometimes it’s too much to bear. It’s overwhelming. We don’t know what to do with that amount of weight. 

If you are experiencing that amount of weight, that amount of doubt in the truth, if you feel that you just can’t handle that amount of goodness that is said about you, that amount of truth, please let us know. 

There is instant chat on our site, you can reach out to us on all social media, however you want to communicate to us, we are here. We want to help. 

I can tell you, it’s not easy, Handling the truth. But it is a part of Living the Freedom Life. In fact, it’s a pretty big part of it. We are called to find out the truth, to know the truth. (John 8:32)When we know the truth, what will it do? That’s right! 




Living the Freedom Life, this is Kyle.