Matthew 8:36 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?
We heard a lot of the word “transparency” in the last political campagne. But, I don’t want to talk about politics I want to talk about self truth. BEing real with who I am.
I love the Lord and want to walk in the path of His ways. That path, although is better for me, isn’t always easier. If you are a christian you can relate. Sometimes holding your peace, or not falling into old habits, or not gossiping, (and the list goes on), is hard to do. Sometimes I just want to let it all out.
People on the outside of our faith judge us on a skewed perspective that we are supposed to be perfect, and when we are not we are knocked down hard by this world. So, we hide our flaws and try to seem on the outside that we have it all together.
This past Sunday We had an altar call. My heart was drawn because I had things in my life that needed to be repented for and covered. I almost didn’t go. I didn’t want people thinking things about me. I wanted to hide all my stuff and stay in my seat.That wasn’t what God wanted. He was reaching out to me. He was calling my name. He was stirring my heart. What would have happened if by my own pride I didn’t go?But, I did go. I felt a new cleansing in my heart and freedom in my soul.
I had to be transparent. I had to let people know that I am not perfect. I may have even let people down. I had to let go of what others thought. I had to be open and honest with myself. I had to be honest with my Lord. In doing so I was honest with all the people around me, too.
Weather or not in the political realm of this world we will have transparency. We need to have that in our own lives. We need to have it with our family, our friends., our co-workers, our bosses, our selves, and mostly Our God. Amen