A4P Guest: May the Lord bless you for what you’re doing!
A4P: Amen! Thank you for your kind words!
A4P Guest: May I ask you a question?
A4P: Yes, please do!
A4P Guest: Why do women act crazy?
A4P: What do you mean?
A4P Guest: I mean, why do women’s moods change frequently like crazy?
A4P: Well, for you men, it may seem like that, but for us women it is normal to go through emotional ups and downs even within a few minutes or so.
A4P Guest: I’m not a man; I’m a woman.
A4P: Oops! My apology! But on your Facebook profile, it says you are a man. Well, I was in Addis Ababa recently. I wish you came to one of my teachings there. I’ve addressed this topic in depth.
A4P Guest: I don’t live in Addis Ababa. I live in Denmark.
A4P: But on your Facebook profile, it says, you live in Addis Ababa.
A4P Guest: I know! I want to keep it that way. May I ask you another question?
A4P Guest: On one of your posts you’ve talked about the importance of sharing our secrets with others to find healing from sexual addiction or other forms of destructive lifestyles. How can I share my secret with others?
A4P: My friend, if you are not feeling comfortable to post your true gender on Facebook, how can you be able to share your secrets with others? I mean, don’t get me wrong here. I like your question, but it sounds like you took my “share your secrets with others” advice as a tablet that you need to only take once to receive your healing. But opening up to others is a journey and a lifestyle that we need to train ourselves to have. Getting rid of secrets from our lives is a part of that training and transparency is the essence of it all.
So, before you take the big step, which is sharing with others about your sexual struggles, take a baby step. Come out of your shell and write down your real gender on your Facebook . Then write your real name instead of using a bogus name or a phrase such as “Chosen by God” or “A child of God.” Then write your real and true whereabouts. After that, replace that “Lion image” you posted on your profile with your own cute picture so we can connect the name with your face. And use the Facebook media platform to declare the praises of Him who called you from darkness into His wonderful light (1 Peter 2:9).
Then start building authentic relationships with other believers with whom you feel comfortable opening up with and be accountable towards (2 Timothy 2:22).
You see, hiding is something we all have learned from our first parents.
Adam and Eve sinned against God and they hid themselves from Him (Genesis 3:8). That is why we all find it easy to hide after we sin against God. We hide from others and God; sometimes, we hide from ourselves. And as long as we continue playing that “hide-and-seek” and “hide-and -cheat” game, we will never experience the freedom we have in Jesus (Galatians 5:1).
Let me leave you with these two passages:
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have NOTHING TO DO with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but RATHER EXPOSE THEM. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in SECRET. But everything EXPOSED by the LIGHT becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a LIGHT.” Ephesians 5:8-13 (Capitalization is mine)
“This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:4-7 ///