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Our Secret Self

“For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open.”

– Mark 4:22

There’s a secret us, isn’t there? We all have parts of ourselves that we don’t naturally reveal to those around us. We have layers and we are generally selective about how, where, and with whom we peel them off. This is a natural part of life and relating and in general, it’s not a bad thing. Clients see the fully masked version of us, our friends see a little bit more, and our families — those we live with and who know us best — see the secret us. Then there’s God…

There are parts of our soul and pieces of ourselves, whether we understand them or not, that nobody knows and that we sometimes can’t articulate. These are the secret things of the heart that only the Lord sees. Oftentimes they include our fears, doubts, vices, and all the stuff we’re embarrassed about or ashamed of. Sadly, it’s these deep parts of us that we tend to believe are the most unlovable, so we’re afraid to take off our masks and reveal the messed up and broken things inside. However, the good news is that Jesus already knows and sees our secret parts! I encourage you to take a moment to really meditate on that truth and let it sink in. 

Friend, there is no part of you that is hidden from God and even better, He sees it all and loves you still! As He looks at your life, He doesn’t feel disappointment or pity; instead, He feels fatherly pride and joy. There is nothing you have kept in the dark that is beyond the reach of the light of His powerful, redeeming love. Rejoice in that truth today! You’re called and forgiven and He has a great plan for your life. Isn’t that wonderful news?

Prayer


Thank you, Jesus, for seeing and loving all the parts of me, even the ones that I find hard to love about myself.

Reflection


Have you received the love of God in your deepest and most hidden parts? If so, how has it changed your life?

One thought on “Our Secret Self

  1. Thank you! Exactly what I needed to hear! Shared on http://www.nicolecorradoart.wordpress.com

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