When you draw closer to God, God unveils more and more of you. We don't like that much; God unveiling us to the world at large.
Note: We have done so well at covering up our indiscretions that we have begun to think that covering up is the same as being forgiven. What a travesty. I blame the church, that's right pastors, preachers, evangelist, priests and rabbis more invested in selling their denomination than elevating the minds and hearts of men, women and children, all reaching out almost begging for the truth, yearning for a word of truth that they can use in their everyday experience to actualize being closer to God. The really, serious disgrace is that most pastors, preachers, evangelist, priests and rabbis know that they are holding back the meat of the Word hoping you will gorge your self on the milk of the word and be satisfied. That way they can live with selling you their denominational jargon in lieu of giving you the pure Word of God.
When you draw closer to God, God unveils more and more of you. God does this to help you understand that your dependency on Him is the key that unlocks every component that you need to live a successful and full life; a quiet and peaceful life full of the things of God.
Isn’t it ironic that pride can keep you from being all that you could be in Christ - just so it won’t have to unveil who you really are.
If you are wondering where I am going with this, here’s the bottom line.
I know how important it is to draw closer to God. I know the cost. To draw closer to God means that more of who you really are must be revealed.
Can you see why Paul says, “...Christ in you, the hope of glory:” Colossians 1:27
You don’t mind being revealed if it is Christ that is being exposed, but if it is that part of you that has not submitted, you don’t really want that part exposed.
Why don’t you want that part of yourself that is not submitted to God to be exposed? Even though the only way to get beyond where you are - and change from your current circumstances - to the desired end you are looking for, requires that first you are exposed, you choose mystery over mastery."
Excerpt from Mystery or Mastery by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2016