Remember Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? It’s the story of a doctor who had a split personality. Rumor has it that he was very unhappy, and I can see why: he was two different people. Imagine the anguish he endured, and the caution with which he lived, not knowing when the “other him” would show up.
Ironically, most of us have hint of Jekyll and Hyde in us. When our walk doesn’t match our talk, we’re guilty of split personality. Worse, we’ll be unhappy, for “a double minded man is unstable in all his ways” (James 1:8, King James Version). The psalmist, however, says that integrity is a source of happiness. In other words, when our lifestyle (walk) matches GOD’S WORD (talk), then we’ll be happy!
It’s easy to say one thing and do another, but that path will lead to dissatisfaction. If you want happiness, then make sure your walk matches your talk, in public and behind closed doors.