The problem with shame is it can motivate you to go into emotional hiding. Sometimes this is a conscious effort. Sometimes it isn’t. Either way, it takes so much energy hiding over the shame we feel or the shame we anticipate.
Though it isn’t wise to go around telling everybody everything, finding security in God and making the volitional choice to trust God with your entire being by letting your guard down with Him, will lift the burden of trying to hide all the time. Trusting Him in this specific way will also close the distance hiding creates.
Even if you love God, if you don’t trust His love for you, you will live in fear. Living this way isn’t necessary…
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18 NIV).
To be made perfect in love, you must run into the Father’s loving and open arms unafraid of His reaction to any part of you.
“So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, ‘Abba, Father'” (Romans 8:15 NLT).
We can’t always let just anybody in to the most vulnerable parts of our hearts, but it is safe to let Him in. 💜