Strength of the forbidden
The strength of the forbidden, Is in being forbidden. There is something about people, Once they are given a rule, They wanna break it. That's the power of the forbidden.
As a kid I was very familiar with the barbed wire.
In Zimbabwe, they love to use it, to protect homes or gardens.
I used to love to taking short cuts, on my short trips,
so I know the sting of the barbed wire too well 🙂
I have had several cuts
When somebody messes up,
Owns up to their faults,
Talks openly about it,
The sting of the issue lessens.
Strength of secrecy
The strength of sin is in secrecy.
When you keep your failures to yourself,
You cannot get help from others.
Hence history keeps repeating itself.
The more you repeat, the more you feel like a failure.
The more you feel like a failure, you get into hopelessness.
Hopelessness into anger and all sorts of negative issues.
It’s as if trespass knows it’s forbidden. Once done, it forbids you to tell anybody.
God forbad Adam and Eve from eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil
And they went for it (after sinning, they went hiding)
Don’t tell nobody, they will reject you.
they will judge you.
they wont look at you the same.
Don t tell them ’cause they will think you are a failure.
The more that failure tells you not to tell,
you wanna strengthen your bond, with the failure.
The more you do the forbidden.
You wanna protect your data.
protect yourself from data analyses
You become a prison of the secret.
Adam and Eve covered themselves with fig leaves and hid from God
Adam blamed the woman: Eve blamed the serpent.
They SHOULD never discover our trespass right?
BUT THERE IS A BETTER WAY
To confess our sins one to another, and pray for one another, so that we will be healed. James 5:16
Healed from the effects of sin .
He who hides his sin, will not prosper, but the one who confesses, and forsakes them will find mercy.
You have a secret..
You have a problem...
Confess to a reliable person.
One who knows how to bear their neighbor’s burdens.
One who does not only think, of their own needs.
Most importantly, go to the throne of grace boldly.
with complete trust and you will receive grace
His loving kindness and mercy, to help us in time of need.
The Lord will help you.
When in need run to God
Nothing is hid from His sight.
He knows our weaknesses.
Jesus is the advocate, who feels for our inadequacies.
Tempted in every way but never sinned.