Where are You?
Why are we hiding ourselves from God or the world?
Hiding behind inabilities:
Do we hide due to our fears and thoughts of our inabilities? Do we think that we cannot do or perform certain tasks? Philippians 4:19, But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
God does not ask for or seek for our abilities or lack thereof, He looks for our availability.
Hiding because of fear of failure:
Are we afraid of failing, that we may not have the strength, that we may not succeed in our path?
We do not need to fear; (I am with thee) God’s is with us, (I am thy God) we have a relationship with God, and (I will uphold thee) His strength, His help, and His victory is ever with us.
Hiding our light for God:
A city that is on top of a hill cannot be hid because its light shines in the darkness. At night its light can be seen for miles. even from the sky above you can see the light in the night. As we live for Christ, His light will shine through us into a dark world. Our light is hid if we are quiet when we should speak, if we blend in with the world, if we deny God’s light, if we let sin into our lives, or if we do not explain the light of Christ to others. We should be as a lighthouse, shining the light of Christ to the world.
Hiding our faith:
Many refuse to believe, but many that believe refuse to admit it. If we do this, then we must be afraid of ridicule and rejection. There were Jewish leaders that would not proclaim faith in Jesus because they feared being barred from the synagogues and lose their illustrious positions in society.
We should be more concerned with God’s acceptance in us than the temporary, unpredictable, capricious praise of man.
Hiding because of fear of man:
Fear of man can hamper all that you attempt to do. It can cause you to feel reluctant to leave your home. Why fear individuals who can do no harm to your eternal soul? God can transform the damage proposed by others into good for the individuals who trust Him.
It is our nature to need others to like us, and at times we will. God instructs us to place our vitality into satisfying Him. Our push to be peacemakers will for the most part make us progressively appealing to everyone around us, even our foes. Regardless of whether it doesn't, we haven't lost anything. We should still strive to satisfying God, the only One that matters.
How can we stop ourselves from hiding?
Trust in the Lord:
The upright place their trust in God. At the point when we start our Christian life, our insight into God is halfway and deficient. As we believe Him day by day, we experience how great He is.
We should trust in Him totally in each decision we make. Try not to discard cautious thinking, yet we ought not confide in our own thoughts or be astute in our own eyes. Take your decisions to God, utilize the Bible as your guide and follow God's guidance.
Meditate on God’s Word:
Meditating means investing energy reading the Bible and considering what you have read. Ask yourself how you should change so you're living as God says. Knowing and thinking about God's Word are the initial moves toward applying it to your regular day to day existence. If you desire to know God more intently, you should recognize what He says. The more we are aware of the entire extent of God's Word, the more assets we will have for our day to day choices.
We must study. We must know God’s Word. That way we will understand what it says and means.
God’s voice of assurance is stronger than our conscience:
How would we get away from the biting allegations of our heart? Not by overlooking or attempting to legitimize our inner voice. We must set our hearts to rest in God's adoration. We ought to remind ourselves that God knows our hearts and what we do. When we are in Christ, He does not condemn us.
If that inner voice condemns us in known sin, or the disregard of known obligation, God does so as well. Let that still, small voice be very much educated, be heard, and tenaciously attended to.
Rely on God’s power to overcome:
Jesus never guaranteed that obeying Him would be simple. Difficult work can be fulfilling if we appreciate its outcomes. Hard work and self-control of serving Christ is no burden to the individuals who love Him. In the event that our load becomes too heavy, we should trust in Christ to assist us with bearing it.
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God called me into the ministry over 20 years ago and I have had the blessed opportunity to preach for a church radio broadcast, served as a Sunday School teacher, served as a youth director along with my wife, as a music director, as an Associate Pastor, and as an Interim Pastor.
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