I can’t wait for the day that more believers are talking openly about their own darkness. I have heard so many stories lately about deep shame Christians carry because of some secret sin they engage in. We all sin!! And the more we cover it up, the more damage we do to ourselves and our hurting world. .
It is only when we confess our sins that we truly release the power they have over our lives. When we confess we are able to repent. And It is only when we are open about our lives and the things that we struggle with, that we can deeply impact those around us. As uncomfortable as it is to think about, we live in a dark world, and the darkness can take ahold of any one of us, at any point. I know this because I myself lived in a lot of shame and darkness and also because my dad was shot by a Christian who was overcome by darkness. .
If you want to partner with God and lead people out of darkness, shining the light in the dark places of your own life is a great place to start.