Keeping Secrets

Most of our extra weight comes from keeping harmful secrets. They weigh us down and send us into one binge or another. 

Sometimes I hear my bones straining under the weight of the life I’m not living.” (Jonathan Safran Foer)

 “Does anyone bring a lamp home and put it under a bucket or beneath the bed? Don’t you put it up on a table or on the mantel? We’re not keeping secrets, we’re telling them; we’re not hiding things, we’re bringing them out into the open.

(Mark 4:21-22, MSG)

Everyone has problems; but some of us handle them better than others. Stop being your own worst enemy.

What can’t be cured must be endured.  Sin determines to endure, but Christ is our cure. Your greatest failure can become your greatest miracle. Someday you will tell your story of overcoming and it will be the thing that frees another person.

It is the season of unsticking your thighs from the plastic chairs that glue us down. Know this: your mind is a sacred place. Nothing can enter there unless you permit it.

Failure is like making a school lunch. It starts all pretty with radish roses, sliced fruit and tasty sandwiches. After a month or two it’s a handful of dry crackers. Go back to the best and continue on from there. Our little bits of good will eventually become our big collection of success.

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