Your prophets have seen for you
False and deceptive visions;
They have not uncovered your iniquity,
To bring back your captives,
But have envisioned for you false prophecies and delusions.
Do the people who speak into your life (pastors, teachers, spiritual mothers and fathers, prophets, etc.) uncover your iniquities? Does what they say to you ever bring the conviction of the Holy Spirit? Prick your heart enough that it bleeds for change in your life? Call you higher? Call you to a holier place in your heart?
Beware the false prophecies and delusions. None of us is perfect or sinless until the day we meet Jesus face to face. We are tempted. We are torn. We are convicted - if we are walking in the truth of God's word and if our mentors are doing the same. If all someone tells you is how great you are and how you don't have to worry about anything and how it's not your fault that your marriage is falling apart or you lost your job or your neighbor is suing you, you may want to check the spirit behind those statements.
Call to Action:
If you are aware that someone you are close to is deceptive with their words, talk with them about it. Let them know you would appreciate honesty over flattery. If they refuse to acknowledge their error, it may be time to find someone else to confide in.