Your secret life?
And this is the message I proclaim—that the day is coming when God, through Christ Jesus, will judge everyone’s secret life. Romans 2:16
Yikes! This is a sobering thought. Do you have a secret life? A better question may be, do you have a different life depending on who you are with? For instance do you behave one way when you are at work and a different way when you get home? What about when you go to church? Or are you the same person no matter who you are with. It is difficult sometimes and usually there is one group that you are totally “yourself” with. In fact, is there a certain place where you feel you do not have to be at your best?
When I am at home, I tend to be more open to complaining and criticizing. That is not good. I need to live a surrendered life at all times. It should be who I am. I should be the same way when I am with my family, my Pastor, my boss, or my coworkers. I am a child of God and I represent Him to all people no matter who they are. I need to keep my heart and life submitted to Him so that my secret life is the same as my public life.
You do too, but it does not happen automatically. First of all, you must commit every area of your life to your Savior Jesus. Allow Him an entrance and give Him authority to guide you in every area of your life. Fill your heart up with His Word and meditate it day and night. (Josh. 1:8, Psalms 1:2) If you submit all your thoughts, words and actions to your Heavenly Father, you will have no secret life to worry about on the day of judgment.
Today I want to encourage you to make a plan for turning every relationship in your life over to God’s authority. Trust Him to guide you and give you wisdom in all your thoughts, words and actions. Set aside time each day to fellowship with Him and learn from His Word. Lastly, ask for His help to ensure that you have surrendered all to Him and ask Him to reveal anything you may be keeping from Him. You do have a choice right now, why not get the secret things out in the open so there will be no judging them one day.
Today’s scripture reading: Romans 2:12-16