Titus 2:5 say’s to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Question: What stuff are you keeping hidden behind your gate?
Gates are design to keep intruders out, we take pride in what we have behind our gates. Allot of time and effort went into what we have and last thing we want is for it to be unappreciative. But with that being said, “where is the balance between normal and obsessive?
A person can take it to the extreme that they miss out on so much, for instance. One stands at their gate so many hours that they miss out on friendships and relationships, they become so afraid to let someone get close to them. They aren’t willing to share their life experiences, joys or maybe a cup of coffee.
Sad as it is, I do believe that we all have some type of visible gates in our lives that we hoarder hurt, disappointments and fears that we don’t know how to let the gate down for a moment. One can’t live in behind a gate the rest of his or her life. There comes a time in each person’s life where they must start living.
Maybe you aren’t hiding emotions maybe yours is possessions that you’ve collected over the years, like books, magazines, and old lunch boxes. Even those things can destroy you if that’s all you do without sharing it with others. Remember when a person won’t share what they have with others you are a prisoner to that stuff.
Disappointments are a part of life but don’t allow it to destroy you, instead grow from it but don’t become bitter.
Again, I ask “what stuff are you keeping hidden behind your gate?