We lie to ourselves. When we can't admit who we truly are. When we hide under the covers pretending that we never fear, we never feel pain. That we don't have scars. And the most absurd thought is that we're strong enough to handle it all by ourselves. We are often not transparent enough to admit that we have trouble getting over pain, that we have trouble learning to forgive. Yet God gets glory, when our human nature is unable to do it, yet he gives us the strength to forgive. The strength to admit our wrongs. The strength to make right what appears to be wrong. We can't be righteous with Jesus being absent. We can't be afraid to admit to him what's wrong with us. The only way we can be free.
Give your heart a voice to speak for itself. Give it a chance to express the limits which it can reach. Give your heart the voice to say, I've had enough. I don't want to hide behind the pain, I don't want to hide my fears anymore. No more hiding who I am. I just want to be free.
Allow me to be transparent. In my country, from the Haitian perspective. Majority don't really know how to express themselves. To truly open the heart to love is weird in itself. For most to utter the words..."I'm hurt... I'm pained.." is absurd. Even worse..." I was wrong," is an even harder word to utter. It's never ok to be this way. We are human beings too. We shouldn't be afraid to admit when we need help. Or whenever we feel overwhelmed. Maybe that is what is truly keeping true freedom. The ability to express. Yet we have a choice to be free. If we learned to say that we can't do it for ourselves. That no man is an island. It's just ok to ask for help. To hide is to go further down in the bondage. Bondage has its own voice. It won't allow us to enjoy our God given
destiny. We can be weak for but a moment. Hurt for but a moment. Fearful for but a moment, but we can't remain there. Freedom must step in.
Be patient with you. Not everyone will understand you. And neither do you have to hide who you are. No need to keep hiding yourself anymore. Learn to break free from your limitations. No need to keep proving who you are and what you're not. While being who you are, don't misunderstand others for being who they are. Be patient with them as well. Someone stopped and cared for your wounds. Is it too much to ask to stop and understand that Jesus has to tend to their wounds?
Be broken for but a moment to understand where you are, but not broken forever. It's time to be free.