Do you ever find it difficult to be completely honest with others? I mean 100% transparent, when they ask you a tough question. Questions like, "how are you, really?" When you have time with a friend or spiritual leader are you masking the truth? Do you only tell half of the truth? I know how hard it is to tell someone what is going on when you have been hurt by others before. You are leaving yourself open to be hurt again but when you're okay with being completely transparent with others, there is really nothing that someone can say about you to others that will be a surprise.
When you share your struggles of sin or shame with people openly, it gives you so much freedom and helps those who are in the same situation. When you hide things that are hurting, the enemy has a way to get to you. The enemy will shame you and condemn you for your sins and find fault in everything you do. I challenge you to be open with those who desire to help you. If you are not okay, tell them! It will break those heavy chains off of your life and the enemy will lose again! God will put people in your life that want to help you but if you walk around telling half-truths or masking your sins, you will remain in bondage to those sins. God wants all of you and He needs you to worship in Truth. Take time to get real with yourself today and ask God to give you His strength and courage to walk through this. Confess to Him what you are dealing with - something powerful happens when we speak out loud what we are struggling with. When we admit our sin and repent, it releases the weight we were carrying around and allows healing to begin. Take time and speak to Him and allow Him to heal your wounds.
Ephesians 4:25 (AMP) Therefore, rejecting all falsehood [whether lying, defrauding, telling half-truths, spreading rumors, any such as these], speak truth each one with his neighbor, for we are all parts of one another [and we are all parts of the body of Christ].
2 Corinthians 1:12 (TPT) We rejoice in saying with complete honesty and a clear conscience that God has empowered us to conduct ourselves in a holy manner and with no hidden agenda. God’s marvelous grace enables us to minister to everyone with pure motives, not in the clever wisdom of the world. This is especially true in all of our dealings with you.