Is your life really your own to choose for it to be private?
Photography by Sade Solomon
WHAT I’M WEARING:
Have you ever wondered why it has been easy for you to confess of your shortcomings to God, but not to people?
When it comes to our quiet time with God, we can say everything that we hate about ourselves and ask for God to help us and deliver us. But we’ll never confess our shortcomings with others.
“I don’t trust people.” “I want to keep my life private.” “What I go through is between me and God”
We all make these statements every now and again. But is it correct?
If you didn’t know, let me be the one to tell you: When you are intimately aware of and share in the sufferings of Jesus Christ, there is NO SUCH THING as a private life.
Let me tell you of a sure fact: Some of the things you are going through have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with you.
Some of your shortcomings are literally just for God to get the glory and honor out of your deliverance. But private glory and honor is NOT really glory and honor, is it?
You cannot glorify and honor God in private, alone. It also has to be public. So if you are battling with something and get deliverance without ever sharing your testimony, you now become a stumbling block to God’s redemptive work in this world.
And you ain’t trying to be a stumbling block, are you?
So stop hiding your insecurities, and your sins, and your shortcomings. When you do so, you hinder your growth AND the growth of those that should’ve been delivered from the sharing of your story.
After all, are we following after you or Jesus? Remember that it is by our weaknesses, that Christ is made strong!
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. – 2 Corinthians 12: 9