Did you ever play hide and seek when you were little? Did you ever tell your little sister to hide and then leave her hidden forever, while you ate candy you didn’t want to share? I never did that of course, I just figured some of you did.
I remember, in the neighborhood where I grew up , we would have huge hide and seek games! They would always be at night, and I remember being so scared! #1, I didn’t want to be “it”. #2, I didn’t like being in the woods after dark! Well, anytime really, but especially after dark, but I played the game because it was exciting, and it felt good to be a part of the group. Plus, I didn’t want anyone making fun of me for NOT doing it. And there was a bit of a thrill factor, even though I was scared.
Did you know the devil loves to play hide and seek with you? You hide your sin ( whatever it is you’re doing that you don’t want anyone to know about) and he seeks to destroy you.
Sin is a lot like our neighborhood hide and seek games. You may start doing something to fit in, or to not be made fun of, but you sure as heck don’t want anyone finding you out, because you don’t want to be “it”. Insert your own “it”…. Slut, pervert, liar,thief, drug addict, alcoholic, whatever that thing is that you’re hiding.
Satan will take the things you hide and wrap you up in it. He’ll tell you that’s who and what you are! Well, hear me when I say this. The devil is a big fat liar! He sux! Just because you make a mistake doesn’t mean that’s what or who you are!
You can get forgiveness and be a whole new person through Jesus! Just tell Him whatever it is, He can handle it and He will! Don’t live your life hiding and scared! Hide and seek’s not as fun when you’re held accountable for what you’re hiding. Don’t keep things in the dark. Things brought to light can be fixed, I promise!
People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy. Prov. 28:13