Turning Away Doesn’t Mean It Goes Away

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. Proverbs 28:13

My granddaughter has spent the last few days with me. She is twenty months old and little tornado, into
everything and quick as lightning. She is learning how to
express herself and let you know what she wants or more
often doesn’t want. She has this thing she does when she
does not want to do something you tell her to do. When my
daughter reaches for her when she’s on my lap, she waves her hand and turns away. She just turns all the way around. The same when she’s done eating, or when you tell her to pick up her toys. She simply waves you off, turns completely around and ignores you. She has no interest in addressing the situation or you. At twenty months, it’s funny but it soon will not be. She will eventually have to face the situation and learn to do what needs to be done.

I think that we do the same when we do not want to acknowledge sin in our lives. We just
ignore it, act like it’s not there. We hope that if we ignore it enough, no one else will notice either.
There is a lot wrong with that plan. Just because you chose to ignore it does not mean that it does not
impact your life and others. As well, unconfessed sins impacts your relationship with Jesus.

You cannot turn away forever.
Typist for Jesus