“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”- Hebrews 4:13
As Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 5 of AHA, he expands his discussion of honesty by stating that honesty is more than a simple acknowledgement. It’s a kind of brokenness. Furthermore, telling yourself the truth about yourself is only the beginning of brutal honesty. The next step is telling the truth about yourself to someone else.
Pastor Idleman asserts that while it is difficult to practice voluntary confession when it comes to being honest with ourselves, it is especially difficult when it comes to confessing to others. As Christians we know there are certain things that should not be part of our lives. Yet we feel a sense of embarrassment when we even think about telling someone else our struggles. The author says he feels like a stupid kid who doesn’t know what to do.
When Kyle and his wife were first married, they were returning home via a back roads shortcut when his wife pointed out that they were lost. Eventually Kyle realized his wife was right, but waited until she fell asleep to turn around. Rather than being honest about the situation, he had just kept going in the wrong direction. As Kyle pulled into the driveway, he woke his wife and said, “I told you I knew where I was going.”
Today’s question: have you been heading in the wrong direction following your vocation loss? What must you do to turn around? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Continued denial!”