Why Does Keeping Secrets Keep You From Prospering in Life?

Our potential to prosper in life is hindered by our hidden feelings, attitudes, and ideas. Our secrets burden us. Keeping secrets equals keeping stuck. Anything hidden has power over us because we fear it may be found out.

What secrets are you hiding?

The choice to keep our inner selves shielded and a secret to others is ours to make. Risking vulnerability from sharing who we are takes strength, and a great deal of courage. With the exception of God, we can never be certain that those we open up to won’t betray us. However, we can be certain that the things we keep hidden will haunt us. Our secrets kept in the dark prevent our personal growth and prosperity.

You can be free from the power of darkness. First John 1:5 says God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. The reward of total honesty and bringing secret things into light is greater intimacy with God, ourselves, and others. Truth and honesty makes possible a level of friendship that eliminates self-doubts and turns all situations into opportunities for greater happiness.

You may be tempted today to keep some secrets.

I encourage you to let the light of God shine on your hidden motives and dark places. (He knows them already anyway.) Sharing and being honest with those we are close to will relieve us of burdens that only weigh us down and keep us from prospering in life.

First John 1:6 says that if we say we have fellowship with God, but walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice truth. It then goes on to say in verse seven, that if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

The fact of the matter is: Whether you look at this spiritually or naturally, when we deceive ourselves and keep things secret, we hinder our spiritual relationship with God from prospering and our natural relationships with people. Allowing others to really know us creates greater opportunities for growth and happiness. Only when we open up and tell the truth do people trust us. Honesty is a quality that will assure growing prosperity in our relationships and in our lives.

Enjoy growing prosperity as you walk in the light and live a life of truth!

Source by B. K. Smith