The number one thing that keeps most people from growing in their walk with Lord is the fact that they are hiding. They pretend they are fine. We have all done it. I know how it feels first-hand, because I’ve done it. I’ve been that person acting like everything is great with me and I don’t need any help. Hiding comes natural to us humans. Adam and Eve started that little trend after the very first sin. We hide because we are afraid. And what are we afraid of? Rejection. We tell everyone we’re okay because we don’t want them to see the awful truth of our fears, struggles, sins and doubts and then drop us out of their lives. It’s like we have a curse on us. It’s a self-imposed curse. The curse is, if you tell the truth about who you are, they will all hate you. Your friends will reject you. God will reject you. But there is amazing news: Something wonderful has happened! Jesus became our curse for us! He took our wrong on Himself, as if He were the guilty one. He bore our shame and humiliation. They hung Him on a tree and He lived out our curse. People spat on Him and mocked Him. God the Father rejected Him and He died in disgrace. But He rose from the dead! Now, Jesus lives! Sin is defeated! Guilt is gone! The curse that made us hide has been endured and broken. Because Jesus became our curse and defeated it, you can now be honest about who you are and it doesn’t make you rejected. It works backwards! Honesty is the one thing that truly makes you free! Jesus has reversed the curse.