(Psalms 139:24) and see if any wicked way is in me; and lead me in the way everlasting.
Well for some of you I’m sure that the title has gotten your attention and you’re wondering whether or not I’ve lost my mind, we’ll see. For many, if not most of us especially men it is so hard for us to open up and really in so many words to become naked emotionally and to share our true feelings. We often keep things bottled up, sin and satan has a way of keeping us emotionally bound and limiting us from truly being open and vulnerable with others. Sometimes our life experiences have caused us to really keep things in. Sin has in the past and does to this day keep us from being our best. Just the presence of sin in the world has caused problems for all of mankind.
In Genesis Chapter 2 we find the following:
(Gen 2:25) And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. (Gen 3:6) And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. (Gen 3:7) And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Now some of you all knew that I was going here, it is amazing how sin, from the time it affected the world via Adam’s disobedience until this present day. Sin has messed things up here we have Adam and Eve in a perfect world, perfect climate, and no need for clothing. They were naked physically as well as emotionally. There was no need for any type of covering period. They had no idea that they were naked; nor did they care. Yet once sin entered the picture it perverted what God had perfectly created.
Some of you maybe ashamed of your body physically and you maybe afraid to be naked both physically as well as emotionally. God never planned nor did he intend for us to be uncomfortable with our bodies or emotionally. As far as our emotions he does not want us to keep things in to be emotionally bottled up and bound. First of all we can be open and honest with God we can talk with him about anything. Secondly he wants us to open up to each other. (James 5:16) Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Now it is so important that you seek God as to whom you can trust and open up to. You may not be able to open up to mom, dad, your spouse, or even your pastor. Yet God always know what we need even before we ask. There is someone that you can open up and talk to. Someone who will hear you without judging you or taking advantage of you. If you notice the verse from James states that healing awaits those who confess their faults one to another. That healing may not only be emotional or mental it may also be physical. Keeping things in is not good for us physically as it causes stress and stress is linked to all sorts of physical ailments, diseases, and disorders. So stop keeping it in realize that God does not want us stressed out or depressed about anything even our physical appearances.
(Psa 139:14) I will praise You; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are marvelous and my soul knows it very well. (MKJV)
(Psa 139:14) and I praise you because of the wonderful way you created me. Everything you do is marvelous! Of this I have no doubt. (CEV)
Loosen up, open up, and if you need to, physically tone up God wants the best for you not only in the life to come but right now today. Be prayerful, patient, and cautious when seeking someone to open up to because some people just don’t have your best interests at heart, be Encouraged and Blessed Minister Mike.