Peter denied Christ (John 18:13-27), but that wasn’t the only sin he committed…God allowed them to remain hidden.
The Apostle Paul had a ‘thorn in the flesh’ (2 Corinthians 12), but the bible does not let us know what is was…God allowed it to remain hidden.
Mary the mother our our Lord and Savior Yeshua (Jesus) was blessed among women (Luke 1:28), but she wasn’t perfect. God allowed her sins to remain hidden.
Your testimony can be powerful in letting people know that they can overcome what you have overcome. But, sometimes knowing too much about you can be harmful.
Yes, we are supposed to confess our sins to one another, but you can confess your sins (James 5:16), you can share your testimony without telling ALL your business.
Sometimes when people are caught up in a sin, the only way He can get them to stop is allowing them to be exposed. That’s why it’s good to NEVER ask God to MAKE you stop doing anything. He has given us the power through His Holy Spirit to stop on our own.
So, if there are some things about you that God has allowed to remain secret, and you’ve truly repented…sometimes it’s best to not let the world know.
There is great power in maintaining an aura of mystery and wonder at some level.
You don’t need to let the world know everything that’s in your heart…
You can’t let everyone know your hopes, dreams or regrets…
You don’t have to always let people know how you feel…
You CAN’T tell everyone EVERYTHING that crosses your mind!
For example, if you knew everything that runs across your Pastor’s mind, it’s thought it’s a good chance you may never want to hear another sermon preach again…Pastors are human.
Some people aren’t strong enough to understand your weaknesses.
Pray for discernment at what to share and what to keep between you and God. If God allowed it to remain secret…
Maybe you should too.