The Truth in Us!
“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6
Our transformation takes a long time because of several reasons. One of those facts is that we are afraid to face the truth about ourselves humbly. The scripture makes it clear in John 8:32, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Many times, the fear of what will happen if we honestly face our character defects makes us continue to live in the prison of denial.
The denial is the acceptance of rottenness in our character and transformation process. People who unashamedly face the truth usually experience God’s light and directions. Be sure that you won’t have all years to deny the truth about yourself. You might cover your face away from it now, but it will always come back to challenge your growth and make you an imbalance Christian that is not close to the nature of The Christ.
God wants a people who will not deny the defect in their lives but humbly admit and cry to Him to help their unbelief like the father of the young dumb boy in Mark 9:24. Only God can shine the light of His truth on our faults and failures so that we can start to work on them because He knew that we are not perfect but imperfect. He knows that we are sinners and yet still loves us with love to draw our hearts towards the truth.
However, to know the truth for growth, we must humble ourselves and have a teachable attitude. If indeed you’re ready to grow, be open and flexible to God. Let Him know you’re not ashamed of anything He founds in your life. Philippians 1:10-11 says, “so that you can discern what is best, that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”
1. Father, I’m not ashamed of any defect you found in my life. Beam the light of your truth on me in Jesus’ name.
2. Isaiah 41:11 “Behold, all who rage against you will be ashamed and disgraced; those who contend with you will be reduced to nothing and will perish.” in Jesus’ name. Amen.