Let’s Be Real
James 5:16 states: “Admit your faults to one another and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” Not so you are forgiven, for that comes from God, but so that you are healed, because healing comes in relationships.
You may wonder why you need to drag another person into your personal need for healing. Well, it is because the root of our problems is relational. Let’s face it! We are dishonest with one another. We play silly games with each other. We walk around wearing masks all the time. We fake it. We walk around pretending to have it all together when everyone knows we don’t have all together. This is mainly because we are all broken.
When we don’t allow ourselves to be real with each other, it creates all kinds of fears in our lives, which causes us to isolate ourselves from one another. It is also a roadblock to intimacy and creates a lot of insecurity within. You have those people that are broken and know it.Then you have those that are broken, but won’t dare admit it.
We are all here because we need each other. Think about the time when you needed a real friend who loves you unconditionally and that wouldn’t think less of you when you share your guilt with them. If you don’t have that person in your life, then you need to find someone, that one person you can share your heart with. We are wired to need each other.
Are you that type of friend to someone? If not, then maybe you should try to become that type of friend. Because there will come a time when you will need someone you can trust and confide in and you will go seeking for that person or persons you can do so with. Yet, to have that with someone you must also be that to someone.
So let the healing begin. Let’s be real with ourselves, but most of all, let’s be real with one another.