The old saying “More lessons are caught than taught,” is true. People will learn a lot more from who you are, than what you say. So if you are a speaker, it is absolutely imperative that you be who you say you are, if you want your message to stick & have impact.
Another old saying is “What you are doing is yelling so loud that I can’t hear what you are saying.” Being authentic, Real and Consistent is the most healthy and productive mindset. Get to the core of what you believe and match your life to your belief!
I was 51 years old before I admitted a truth to myself-about myself that was hindering my whole life’s purpose & meaning. I had to get to the root of this-before I could grow/Seek God earnestly & accept His direction-He will help you be honest with yourself & the world.
Most say they want the best for themselves but privately internally sabotage their own development, by denying some truth that they must come to terms with, to grow into the person God wants them to be!
As a believer-I believe Christ was Divine. So of course His behavior was consistent with whom He said He was. But even if He was not Divine-Christ still filled the world with virtue because the demonstration of His message was so clear! He sacrificed Himself to be True!
So there may be a cost involved in being true. You may have to let go of some habit or practice, that is not in keeping with whom God wants you to be. But until you do this, you are only robbing yourself of your serenity and more ideal path!