John 3:19-20 (NLT) And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. 20 All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed.
There is a lesson of life that can be learned from ultra running. That lesson is this: deal with little problems before your forces to deal with big problems. Small problems become large as they’re neglected & go unaddressed. I saw this truth lived out this week in living color. Why don’t we live in the truth? I think is one of two things. Either WE don’t want to deal with the truth or we feel others cant deal with the truth. Living in the light, living in the truth is a huge risk because it makes us vulnerable. We generally strive to be anything but vulnerable & that’s what we become when we are honest and truthful on a gut level. We risk rejection by those we’re honest with. We risk that people wont be able to deal with our “real” selves. But its risk worthy because with all the inherent risks associated with honesty the risks of hiding & isolation are SOOO much higher. When you hide in the darkness the issue festers and grows and when the only voice you have on the matter is your own you eventually loose perspective on the matter. Luke 6:45 says “for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” In other words the REAL issues are below the surface and will ultimately immerge & define who we become. So before small issues become BIG issues find someone spiritual & trustworthy & take the risk & be truthful that you could heal & grow