Friday, December 17, 2010

Hidden Secrets

Try walking around your house in darkness and see if you don't bump into two or three objects. Try choosing something without looking. Try singing without opening your eyes at all. No way, right? You're going to end up tripping and hurting yourself. You're going to end up choosing the wrong thing and you'll also fall for lack of balance. That's exactly what happens when we keep living a life of hidden secrets.

Hidden secrets tie up your life and over time, become even worse. And as if that were not enough, they remain in your consciousness and no matter how much you pray and ask God to forgive you, they never leave. And do you know why? Because they are hidden in the darkness, and God does not work in darkness. The more we cling to our secrets, the more will be in the shadows of darkness. You feel you're the only one with all these secrets and end up feeling vulnerable. Even though God can remove these thoughts from you, it will never happen - not because He doesn't want to, but because He can't. It's up to YOU to get rid of them.

Getting rid of these secrets requires bravery. So many people prefer to keep them safe and well kept in the darkness, so that way no one can judge or criticize them. They lack the courage to confess them and still continue living in the darkness. They live life hoping that God will do the work and get rid of them... Excuse me, but God does not work this way!

"For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God." (John 3:20-21)

Even though you have no prideful attitudes for being a person of God, you are still transparent - you cannot hide anything from Him. Not even your mistakes or failures. Who doesn't have a past to be ashamed of?Who didn't do something embarrasing? We all have flaws! But when you purify yourself, those terrible mistakes are erased in an instant. Revealing these secrets is painful, but quick. However, when you keep avoiding this, thinking you'll never have to deal with them again, you end up feeling even more uncomfortable with each passing day. Every time you pray, your secrets accuse you. And because God's Word always comes true, they will show up when you least expect them...

"For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light(Luke 8:17).

And when they come to light, its not just for a little while... So, why go through all this? Why cling to secrets that sooner or later will be revealed? Your secrets are not safe, they prepare a big trap for you to fall into when they eventually are revealed. Do not give them this pleasure! Be transparant not only before the throne of God, but also before people.

"A servant that has the same characteristics as God does not only do His work, but overall, His will."