Day 215 –
Life is not a game of hide and seek.
Jeremiah 23:23-24 “Am I only a God nearby,” declares the Lord, “and not a God far away? Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” declares the Lord. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the Lord.”
Growing up, my brother, sister, cousins and I would always play hide and seek. This kept us busy for hours.
No matter if it was day time or night time, inside or outside, I’d always try and find the hardest, darkest, tightest place to slip into so no one could find me. At some point, when I thought I was the last person to be found, I’d skip out of hiding and make my way to base safely, never having to give up my hiding spot or reveal my secrets.
Now, as an adult, I’ve noticed the majority of us still do this same thing. We go on our own way and try to hide our sins in the most secretive ways. We don’t won’t anyone to find out for the chance they would judge us. But God, on the other hand is omnipresent and omnipotent. He sees us wherever we are and knows what we are doing. We can’t hide from Him, no matter how well we try to blend in with the world. He has us One-upped. We haven’t gone unnoticed.
Even those closest to us can tell when we’ve back slid and that just tells them that our decisions must be ok for them to do as well. When we do this, we definitely aren’t being good witnesses to the world around us; we are teaching the world that they can just do as they please and God won’t see or care.
The best way to decide if what you are doing is a form of hiding is to ask yourself, “Would I do this with Jesus standing in front of me?”
Don’t join the game of hide and seek just because everyone else is doing it. Be truthful, Be honest, and Shine Bright the Good that you are doing for God.