Is there something you are not willing to share with someone else? Have you done something that you’ve tried to hide from someone else? I think everyone has at some point in time and usually our thoughts go to something big. But what about those little things? What about that time you “borrowed” something that wasn’t yours? What about breaking the law? (Careful … Seatbelt? Speeding? Texting?)How about something you said to someone … would it be something you would say in front of your Pastor? What about that look you gave … the one you quickly took away so you didn’t get caught? What about those thoughts you’ve had … and decided you better keep to yourself?
We really do have to be careful. “Slow Fade” by Casting Crowns is a perfect example of what happens when we let the little things sneak past. Think about this verses from John 3:20-21
For every wrongdoer hates (loathes, detests) the Light, and will not come out into the Light but shrinks from it, lest his works (his deeds, his activities, his conduct) be exposed and reproved. But he who practices truth [who does what is right] comes out into the Light; so that his works may be plainly shown to be what they are–wrought with God [divinely prompted, done with God’s help, in dependence upon Him].
If it isn’t something you are willing to ‘plainly show’, you may want to repent (change your mind for the better, heartily amend your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins).
After all, God knows already anyway, he’s just sitting there waiting on you to make the next move – to do the right thing.