Struggling with the truth

I recently found out after years of brushing my teeth, that we’re apparently not to rinse afterwards.

It apparently defeats the purpose of brushing your teeth with toothpaste. The toothpaste contains fluoride that’s useful for your teeth and rinsing kinda washes it off.

I was so shocked to find out this truth

For more information on how to keep your teeth clean:

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/how-to-keep-your-teeth-clean/

I was wondering why rinsing your teeth after brushing seemed like the normal and logical thing to do.

Then well, I decided to try it out this new found revelation.

And it was so weird

I struggled to not rinse my teeth.

Someone who had quit rinsing her teeth a long while ago asked about my experience and I lamented about how uncomfortable it was to not rinse, since it was what I was used to

And a thought came to my mind

Las las, if I can’t keep up with this, I’d just go back to rinsing. I’ve been rinsing all my life and nothing has happened to me.

Then I stopped and realized that this is how a lot of us handle new found truths.

We’ve been so used to lies and when we eventually hear the truth, it sounds weird to us.

We try to live the truth we just heard, but it’s super difficult, because it’s not what we’re used to

And eventually we go back to the lies that we’ve been so used to. Because it’s comfortable and because it’s apparently not done any visible harm to us.

But, the more you live out the truth, the more it becomes the new normal

So it might be hard, it might be uncomfortable, but you have no excuse now. You’ve heard the truth and you have to push yourself to live the truth.

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.””

‭‭John‬ ‭8:32‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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Sharon Stephen

A young Nigerian woman, sharing her thoughts on Faith, Medicine, Photography and Life in general. 💜