Recently, I was getting ready to sing and grabbed my black dress socks. I put them on and realized I had a hole near my big toe. You know “The Captain” of the toes. Yvonne tells me that my big toe looks like “Fred Flintstone’s Big Toe”. Yes, I have to admit, it does. There it was, sticking out of my sock.
It reminded me of one of my Dad’s favorite jokes; “I have my “Church Socks” on, because they are HOLY.” A bad joke huh?
I wore that sock all night and when I finished, I made a mental note to buy a new pair of black socks when the bus went to Walmarks. (Yeah, I call it Walmarks.)
I wore the socks and just the guys on the bus KNEW that inside my shoe, my “Fred Flintstone Toe” was sticking out of a huge hole in my sock. I almost had to call the “Toe-truck.” Ok- another bad joke.
See, up to that point, the other members of Soul’d Out didn’t know, and to the people at the concert, I looked fine.
How many times do we try to hide things from the people around us? We seem fine. We go about our daily life; work, with family, church and we believe NO ONE is the wiser.
Some hide pain. We have (what seems to be) a hole in our heart from past or a current hurt. We live life with “our shoes on.” Where no can see it. We know it’s there, maybe even a good friend knows it’s there. My Mom used to patch the knees of the jeans that me and my brother; Jim wore to school. If we put a temporary patch on a tear in our clothing, it will be just that; temporary. That is the same way with our heart. We must allow God to permanently repair that hole.
Some hide resentment and anger. We harbor bitterness toward someone who hurt us or someone we love.
1 Timothy 5:24 (The Message)
Confess that which is hidden and ask God to forgive you, SHARE that hurt/sin with a same sex friend or your spouse. If it is sin, ask them to help keep you accountable. If it is hurt/pain consider christian counseling. We must allow the Holy Spirit full control of that situation.