Posted by: Bob Clark | January 11, 2010

Right Now

“It’s better to admit you are a mutt than pretend you are a poodle.”
–Curt Cloninger

Why do we do it?
We wear masks.
We put on airs.
We pretend.
We deny.
We cover-up.
We play act.
We claim to be something we are not.
We profess to be someone we are not.

Again, why do we do it?
And what does it say about us? 
Often the only one you are fooling is yourself. 
The only one I am fooling is me.
What benefit is there to this self-deception?

“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8). 

What does our denial say about our understanding of God?
Doesn’t our refusal to confess reveal a lack of confidence in God’s forgiveness?
Doesn’t our reluctance to stop pretending betray a distrust of God?

“If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts” (1 John 1:10 NLT).

So why don’t we just confess?
Rather than deceiving ourselves…
And calling God a liar.
God is faithful.
God sees our sin, even our secrets.
God is full of mercy.
God is quick to forgive.

 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:10).

So what are we hiding?
What secrets am I keeping?
What sins are you concealing?
Will we confess?
Right now?
Owning our sins and opening our hearts to God?
Right now?

Remember, when we confess our sin, we are affirming our trust in God.
Trust in God’s love.
Trust in God’s mercy.
Trust in God’s grace.
Trust in God’s forgiveness.
Trust in God’s word.

Come clean.
Get real.
Trust God.
Right now.

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Responses

  1. Powerful thoughts Bob! Thanks for the challenge, I needed it.

  2. Good thoughts. I may trust God but that doesn’t necessarily mean that I trust other people.


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