A heart hidden and locked away for fear of breaking or exposure is to waste the most beautiful gift God placed inside of us and our whole reason for existence. LOVE! Those who fear sharing it will never experience true love and freedom. How does a fearful heart break free?
Until we become honest with ourselves we can't be honest with God or anyone else. For many it's a scary thing to look deep into the heart and find out who we really are by accknowledging faults, desires, scars, and all of life's experiences that brought us to where we are today~
God will not listen to a half hearted heart that holds back for fear of exposure. He knows us better than we ever will but He will not tolerate worship with things hidden or denied. God wants 100% honesty.
Could you love someone who talked well about you, bought you nice things, respected you, worked hard to provide, but never shared their heart, mind, hopes, dreams and desires with you? They only said what they thought you wanted to hear? I don't know about you but a person who shares his heart mind and soul with me is a most beautiful thing. Anything less is not love. God also desires an intimate love relationship with us, not a superficial fake robotic one .
We can never be made whole or at peace until this soul searching takes place. Only then can God move in and clean house, healing and purging the dross from our hearts~replacing it with life overflowing instead of cold dead stone.
True love can only come through Christ. To know God is to love God and the most intimate knowledge of God comes through the fires He puts us/His children through~when we lean on Him.
The first step towards a new life in Christ is to be 100 % honest and open holding nothing back~with ourselves. Then God will take care of the rest once we give Him control and stop trying to do it all on our own strength. Until then, we will only live a lie forever in bondage…to ourself.