Sharing Secrets

Yesterday I had the rare opportunity of being able to listen to the radio in my car. A catchy song was playing that I had never heard before and I had to look it up when I got home.

It is called Secrets by Mary Lambert

The radio version was edited, but of course I can't find the edited version on YouTube. Probably because in the grand scheme of language and songs, one cuss word doesn't cut the list for being edited. Sad, but true. So now I'm on the search for this song with it's one word edited! If you know where to find it...let me know.

Anyways! Here is my favorite part of the song...

They tell us from the time we're young
To hide the things that we don't like about ourselves
Inside ourselves
I know I'm not the only one who spent so long attempting to be someone else
Well I'm over it

I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are 
I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are So-o-o-o-o what
So what

I find this incredibly true for me and I pray true for many. There is a time and place for secrets. You know, when you are trying to keep the Christmas gifts away from you kids. However, in life I prefer more of the open book policy. 

Secrets end up eating at you.

Secrets can end up hurting others. 

Secrets can end up hurting you.

We are told by society to not show others our weaknesses or the things that doesn't meet society's standards. We are told to be embarrassed. We are told to be ashamed. We are made insecure. 

I believe this insecurity creates even more secrets in ourselves as we begin to add onto our problems...or what we now believe is a problem because we are told it is. 

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. Ephesians 4:25

Speak the truth. 

Speak those secrets. 

I'm proud to be a daughter of Christ. I'm proud to share every experience and part of my life that He has given to me. 

Does it make it easy to share every aspect of our life?


But it does get easier. 

I'm not ashamed of who I am. I've been washed clean in the blood of Jesus. My life is His and I believe He wants me to share every part of my life with others. It's real. It's raw. It's beautiful in it's own way. 

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. James 5:16

And as if you needed another reason to share your life and to share those secrets of insecurity...confessing creates healing. 

I had a difficult time healing from my past because I didn't admit to my own sinning, to my own true feelings, to those secrets. 

Sharing has created healing. 

Our world is broken. 

Every single one of us is broken. 

We can be healed. 

For nothing is hidden except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret except to come to light. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear. Mark 4:22-23

God is working on all of us. The evidence of His work is in the journey of our lives. Every single part of it. Every single secret. 

Those secrets will come to light eventually. 

I'm of the type that prefers the sharing of them. 

It shows my story. It shows God's story. It shows how God has taken my brokenness and my insecurity and turned it to His glory. 

There will be those that hurt you as you share your secrets. There will be those that persecute. There will be those that show you anything but love. 

However, there will be those that love more fully. There will be those that turn their own insecurities into beauty for Him. There will be those that realize they are not alone. 

Use your life for His glory. Every part of it. 

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