Have you ever wondered why when you go and confess to God or a priest why nothing changes?
Why you keep going back time after time again…. for the SAME THING??
Here’s what I think… Because God is thinking “Why are you telling me? I already know… Tell the person you have wronged”
James (Jesus’ Brother) says something similar in the book of James here’s what he said:
“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” – James 5:16 (NLT)
Now I understand what you’re thinking… hold on… the person I have wronged may not know I have hurt them they are going to be distraught when I tell them.
But here’s the thing… here’s what I think…
You have ALREADY hurt them and you have ALREADY wronged them, and by holding onto your secret doesn’t protect them, but destroys YOU, it eats away at you.
You see every relationship you go to… every friendship you’re in… every situation that reminds you of your secret means you feel guilty and that will continue to eat away at you… the only way you can get rid of it fully is to confess… not just to God (because He already knows) or a priest but confess to EACH OTHER especially to the person you have wronged.
James says… confess to each other… learn from it… heal from it… grow from it… and then pray to God for his help for you to move on so that you can “see wonderful results”
You see it seems to me that you’ll never be able to move on… until you are honest with yourself and others…
But it’s so scary!!…
Yes it is…
However is it more scary that trudging it through your life until you have to finally confess it on your death bed?
Do you want something to eat away at you for that long?
When you can be FREE NOW!