'Everything that is hidden will be shown, and everything that is secret will be made known.' Luke 12:2 NCV
We often feel under pressure to be perfect Christians. We may feel that people are waiting for us to make a mistake so they can point out we're no better than them. And we're not. We all make mistakes. We all have things we're not proud of or would prefer to hide. So we put on a public face that makes us look good and disguises our flaws and mistakes.
But Jesus said: 'Everything that is hidden will be shown, and everything that is secret will be made known' (Luke 12:2 NCV). God knows the things we do wrong and the unhealthy attitudes we have. But more important to him is the potential he sees in us. But until we acknowledge and confess the things we struggle with, we won't feel free to walk in openness in relationship with God.
Have you ever kept something hidden from your family? The thing you've done wrong weighs on your mind and affects your relationship with them. It's the same with God when we don't admit our wrong behaviour or attitude to him. So to restore that relationship, we need to open up to him and bring our sins from the darkness and into the light where God can help us work on those areas and reach the potential he sees in us.
So what now? Is there anything you haven't confessed to God yet? Be completely open with him, so that you can be set free and move on to be all you were meant to be in God.
Soulfood: Rom 15-16 Jn 11:17-27 Ps 8 Pro 30:5-6,