Transparency is the state or property of a body that suffers rays of light to pass through it, so that object can be distinctly seen through it.
Philippians 1:10, TLB “For I want you always to see clearly the difference between right and wrong, and to be inwardly clean, no one being able to criticize you from now until our Lord returns.”
When clay is broken or cracked, what’s on the inside comes out. Attempting to relate to someone is a good reason for transparency. Sharing what you think about others should be kept quiet and is an unhealthy reason for transparency. Know when to be transparent. Jesus teaches us that it’s okay to hurt and weep when we lose a loved one or when a loved one hurts us. It’s okay to be transparent with God.
Psalm 22:1-2, NKJV “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping Me, and from the words of My groaning? O My God, I cry in the daytime but you do not hear; and in the night season, and am not silent.”
Confess with the right person at the right time. You don’t want to be transparent and confess your sins to the wrong person at the wrong time. Some people think your confession is to make them feel and look better, not to help and heal you. Use this transparency with wisdom.
Today’s Challenge: Is there something you need to be transparent with God about? Tell Him what is on your heart and mind. What’s on your mind is what’s on God’s heart.