Who are you behind closed doors? |
It is a simple question. Who are you behind closed doors? Who are you when no one is looking or you think no one is looking? I have heard this called your shadow self.
I am presently doing a tour of 6 Catholic Schools over 3 days. As I sit in my hotel room in Regina and look at the closed, locked door of my room I ask myself the question I do I have started to ask every night I am in a hotel:
- Am I the same person outside that door that I am behind that door?
Then comes more questions …
- Am I watching the same TV shows that I would watch at home with my wife around?
- Am I watching the same movies that I would watch with friends and family around?
- Am I online the same way that I would be if I was back home?
- In a town where no one knows me, how do I act in restaurants, planes and around the hotel?
This can be applied to so many other areas from strip joints, massage parlours, escorts and many others. Who are you and what are you doing when you think no one is looking?
We have a world around us craving for authenticity and integrity. In our families, in our workplace, in our churches we desperately needs people who are the same behind closed doors as they would be anywhere else.
Christianity is a daily, strategic, intentional pursuit. My challenge for you for today is for you to take a few minutes to ask yourself who you are behind closed doors?
If changes need to be made make changes. Never forget we have a loving and a forgiving God. Confess, repent and move those things that need to be changed from the darkness to the light.
Isaiah 29:15-16 (ESV)
Ah, you who hide deep from the Lord your counsel,
whose deeds are in the dark,
and who say, “Who sees us? Who knows us?”
You turn things upside down!
Shall the potter be regarded as the clay,
that the thing made should say of its maker,
“He did not make me”;
or the thing formed say of him who formed it,
“He has no understanding”?
Hebrews 4:12-13 (ESV)
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
Brett Ulman, I heard you spoke to grade 7&8 at Regina separate schools this past Thursday.