Samson knew better but he just couldn’t keep his big mouth shut and it cost him his career, his faith and a jaunt in prison.
And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his mind, she went and called for the Philistine lords, saying, come up this once, for he has told me all he knows. (Judges 16:18, AMP)
Some secrets should remain so, but others are best brought into the light. My biggest secrets included sexual abuse and an eating disorder. When I finally shared with others, God set to work on my healing.
My openness became my book, Meeting Myself, Snippets from a Binging and Bulging Mind. Why do we treat ourselves like we are the one shamed? No friends, the shame belongs to the perpetrator and we need to tell on them.
To tell or not to tell; that is the question. I do know the one open secret that I intend to share constantly. How about you?
John 3:16- For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (NIV)
Prayer-Lord, give us wisdom to open or shut our mouths as appropriate. Amen.