Are we transparent with others? Do we share what is really on our heart and talk about our weaknesses? In a world where we are bombarded with success and achievement it can be really hard to be honest with others and sometimes even with ourselves and with God. He has an amazing way of turning things around and using our struggles to bless others and to reach out if we let him.

There is no pain or suffering that his son didn’t experience. He was mocked, despised, criticized, betrayed and then killed. All. For. You. Because he loves us enough to have sent Jesus as an atoning sacrifice for our sins so that we can be forgiven for the things that we try to hide and feel ashamed of.

A pastor once said to me when you speak to people or preach think of a house. It’s important to open up the windows and the doors, but to what extent you do that and how many windows you choose to open is entirely up to you. Think about your deepest relationships, whether it be friendships, family or with a partner. Are they honest and transparent? Do you allow that person to see to the core of who you are? How deep does it go? How much do you hold back? How many people do you trust with the real ‘you?’

‘The purpose of a man’s heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out.’ Proverbs 20:5