As long as we conceal parts of our lives, we cannot know the true depth of friendships
Written by Contributor on October 6, 2020
“As long as we conceal parts of our lives, we cannot know the true depth of friendships. As long as we hide, brotherhood is never tested. As long as we hide, we harbor doubts: would they stand by me, if they knew the real me? This leads to shame, and we forsake the compassion of true Christian community.
If friends see us only partially, they cannot fight for us—because we obscure what’s going wrong. But we’ve all “sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). And when we fall short, we need others to see . . . to step in, to help, and to pray. “Therefore, confess your sins to one another…pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power” (James 5:16)
You must figure out what to confess and to whom. What is easy: whatever you haven’t already. There shouldn’t be anything in your life that someone doesn’t know. Who requires you to ask God and to search your own heart. He’s put men into your life specifically for this type of transparency. Reach out to them today and have a conversation.” –Wire Devotional