No More Hiding…

Discovering God’s purpose for YOU!

Hi! I am a Patriot and today I wanted to share with you something REALLY important that I learned from one of my favorite songs…

The song I’m thinking of is, “If We’re Honest” by Francesca Battistelli. The opening verses are,

“Truth is harder than a lie,

The dark seems safer than the light,

And everyone has a heart that loves to hide.”

These verses really are true, in a sense. Most of us have something deep down inside that we’re hiding. It might be a secret fear, something that we’re ashamed of, or even a painful memory. The things that we’re hiding usually seem very real and painful to think or talk about.

I don’t know what your broken situation is, but I know that you’re in one or have been in one. How do I know that for sure? Because we live in a broken world, and things are not perfect. Sooner or later, we all are going to go through hard times.

Usually the automatic response to hard situations is to hide, or shut down. Supposedly, if we don’t think about it and we don’t talk about it, then our problem isn’t so bad. That is FALSE.

Hiding is not the right response, even though it feels like a natural instinct. While some of us may not be in a situation to share what we’re going through with others, we can always take our fears, our shame, and our painful memories to GOD.

We can’t ignore the fact that we are going through a hard time. It’s hard, (trust me, I know) but we need to admit to God that we’re in a hard situation and that we can’t make it without HIS help. (Check out Hebrews 4:16)

Stop carrying all your heavy secrets, and instead drop them at the foot of the cross. LET GO and LET God! You weren’t made to carry a heavy burden of shame, fear, and regret. You are a Daughter of the King, you are made for so much more.

You weren’t made to live all your days hiding in the shadows. Tell God your troubles, but also be willing to tell others. No, you don’t have to post it on Facebook that you’re having a meltdown or panic attack. But you should have a few trusted friends and mentors that you can ask for prayer and encouragement.

So stop running and hiding. Step out into the light and into the wonderful plan God has for you. God has an amazing purpose for you, and He wants you to live your life for Him; NOT hiding in the shadows. (Check out Ephesians 2:10)

If you enjoyed this post or if you have any questions/comments please comment below! Thanks and God bless!

“Don’t pretend to be something that you’re not,

Living life afraid of getting caught.

There is FREEDOM found,

When we lay our secrets down at the Cross,

At the Cross.”

-Excerpt from “If We’re Honest”

12 thoughts on “No More Hiding…

  1. That’s so beautiful and inspirational! Especially because I love “If We’re Honest” by Francesca Battistelli. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love this! I have a hard time hiding! Thank you for sharing!! I hope you do some more stuff!!! ❤


  3. Really like this post- especially since “If We’re Honest” is one of my favorite songs! I hope you do some more Christian song devotionals!

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