Denying our problems only denies the solution.
Running from our problems will leave us with one of two results:
1) Our problems eventually catch us after we’re miserably worn down
2) We run so far we’re never the same
Deceiving others is possible, while it will only last so long – but deceiving ourselves can be a harder situation to overcome. Humility is the medicine for the soul. Pride is allergic to humility. Humility, in its humble way, takes up all the available room that pride and its friends self-centeredness, lust, greed, envy, anger and the past tries to lay claim too.
Overcoming our shortcomings can be a long journey at times. Standing strong in the Lord and in the power of his strength helps to not only overcome the world, but also our self when we get in the way. When we’re covered in the spiritual armor and carrying a shield in one hand and a sword in the other, it becomes impossible to hold on to the weights and sin that so easily ensnare us from time to time (Ephesians 6:13-18, Hebrews 12:1-3).
The policy of the world is deny, deny, deny; while the policy of the Christian must be confess, confess, confess.
“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. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.”
(1 John 1:5-10 – NKJV)