Secrets. They have the potential to imprison or liberate.
Regardless of the reasons for taking root, they can overwhelm the soul. Yet, their presence becomes familiar. The presumed risk in freeing them becomes too great.
So we let them continue to have their place.
But there comes the paradox. The liberation is not found in hiding. It’s found in the revealing.
“But Esther had kept secret her family background and nationality just as Mordecai had told her to do, for she continued to follow Mordecai’s instructions as she had done when he was bringing her up.” (Esther 2:20).
She knew the implications if she revealed her true identity: death to her people.
She knew the implications if she didn’t reveal her true identity: death to her people.
“ For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14
The time had come to trust God. Completely.
Secrets deceive us. Hiding traps. Revelation releases.
How can your secret become an opportunity to speak life into someone?
Had Esther not accessed the courage already given to her, she would not have brought restoration to her people. Or anyone else.
What secrets are keeping you in bondage to fear? Speak up. Let God pull them out by their roots. God wants to transform them into something beautiful.
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