Our Sickness is a result of our Secrets – Part 1

deep_dark_secret“Our sickness is a result of our secrets.”   I heard someone tell this to a group of people a few years back, and I’ve never forgot it.  It is so true. Keeping things in the dark will never lead us to healing or freedom.  The enemy wants us to keep everything in the dark, because that is where the power of what we are struggling with comes from, the darkness, the secrets.  To help you keep things in the dark, he will tell you lies.  The enemy is the father of lies (John 8: 44) and he is forever speaking softly into our ears, and we listen to him.  I cannot tell you how many lies I have listen to and believed that where from the enemy.  Lies I’ve had to repent of and ask God to forgive me for believing them.  On a side note, this is one reason why so many believers get mad and upset at God.  They pray to God and then get made when they don’t see or feel like God is listen to them, but they hear and listen to the enemy just fine.  James 5: 16 says, “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.”  Healing is tied directly into confessing our sins, letting our secrets out with someone else. The enemy will tell you not to do that, because people will treat you differently or you will be judged.  Most likely if you have secrets you are dealing with the shame and guilt, and you don’t want the shame and guilt to increase when you share with someone. For that reason, you don’t share at all.  There is so much freedom in the light, and in order for God to do His work, we have to get our secrets out.  God has blessed me with an amazing wife, and we don’t have any secrets.  She knows my story, my struggles, and the sins that I have committed.  There came a point in my life that I was so tired of dealing with the porn, I didn’t care who I told.  I just wanted to walk in the freedom Christ has given, and God brought a special couple into my life.  I sat down with this couple, and I poured my stuff out in front of them, and they started asking some deep questions, and I just got it all out.  The couple was not shocked when I told them the details of my sins.  They understood grace, and God used them mightily in my healing process.   Men, what other guy are you talking to and sharing with?  As men we have to have other men in our lives to make it through this life, God did not intend for us to do it by ourselves.  Proverbs 27: 17 says, “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Once a week I have men I have to check in with, to be accountable to. We will start a series on accountability shortly.  I have other’s that I know at any time they can ask me questions on how I am doing and they do.  If I didn’t have these men in my life I would be dead.  Who are you doing life with?  Pray and ask God to show you one man, that you can trust and sit down and share your secrets with.  Ladies this goes for you to.  Who are you doing life with?

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