By Allen White
People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy. Proverbs 28:13
Our fallen human nature leads us to shame rather than to grace. We resort to hiding rather than confessing. The result is more sin and shame rather than more grace and mercy.
The power of sin is in the secret. How do we break this power? We break the power of sin by telling the secret. “You can't whitewash your sins and get by with it; you find mercy by admitting and leaving them” (MSG). Then, we worry: “What will people think of me?” Honestly, what people will think is that we’re normal. We’re just like everybody else.
Imagine sitting in a small group. One person speaks of their strengths and their gifts. Another person speaks of their woundedness and their brokenness. Who do we gravitate toward? We are open to people who are open and admit their weaknesses.
We will connect with far more people by admitting our weaknesses than we ever will by touting our strengths.
What secret are you hiding today?
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