Ephesians 5:14

The Message (MSG)

” 11-16Don’t waste your time on useless work, mere busywork, the barren pursuits of darkness. Expose these things for the sham they are. It’s a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see. Rip the cover off those frauds and see how attractive they look in the light of Christ.

Wake up from your sleep,
Climb out of your coffins;
Christ will show you the light!
So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!”

Wow!! What a passage of scripture!! I have always thought of this as the sleepwalking passage! I wonder how many of us this represents. Walking around doing things in darkness. Things we have to do in darkness so no one else will see. Have you ever noticed the extremes people go through to try and hide things about themselves. It is so much trouble. It is exhausting to watch. The scary part is, usually the only person they have fooled is themselves.

How much easier is it just to own up to our issues. I love the part in this scripture that says rip the cover off and expose it.  Just get real! Once we turn things over to Christ we realize what frauds our issues were anyway!! They are already defeated, we already have victory over them… we just have to start walking in that victory. Once the light of Christ is shined on something.. it is not hidden in the dark anymore.

Too many of  us think we are living, but we are really just sleepwalking. Stumbling around in the dark trying to make it through. Wake Up!! Christ will show you the light!! Walk into real life with Christ!! Watch your step and use your head!! It is time to rise and shine!! Don’t sleep walk through opportunities God is giving you! Be awake and alert! Rise and Shine.. don’t stumble around sleepwalking..

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