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Nothing to prove, nothing to lose, nothing to hide

Can you imagine a life of total security in God?

Are you are secure person? Or are you insecure? In our performance-driven world it is very easy to feel insecure. We tend to worry if we are measuring up to the mark or doing enough to impress. In fact, it is a bit of a vicious cycle. Feelings of insecurity drive us to believe we need to perform more. But performing more can often lead to more insecurity. Not only this, but being performance-driven can also lead to fragile egos, vain comparisons, envy and jealousy.

There must be a better way. Yes, God’s way. Imagine being able to honestly say that you have Nothing to Prove, Nothing to Lose and Nothing to Hide.
Sounds good, right, but what do I mean?

Nothing to prove

This is a state of deep security in God. It’s knowing that the God of the Universe has accepted you, adopted you and guaranteed your future with Him. And this, all because of God’s grace found in the gospel of Jesus. We have nothing to prove, no need to perform, no need to impress. God has accepted us forever by His grace. We are eternally secure.

Nothing to lose

In light of this security, God wants us to surrender absolutely everything to Him. 'Nothing to lose' is a state of absolute surrender to God. It’s recognising that your life is no longer yours, but belongs to God. Everything you have, are and will be, are now His. It’s saying, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” (Galatians 2:20). It’s a life of denying yourself, taking up your cross and following Jesus as a fully-fledged disciple making disciple of Jesus.

Nothing to hide

In light of this security, God wants us to walk in with Him, with integrity. 'Nothing to hide' is a state of true integrity before God. It is to walk with true repentance, and strife to be holy, as He is holy, so that we have nothing to hide.

Sounds pretty wonderful, right! It’s actually the way God wants His people to live. True security comes when we find satisfaction only in Christ. Insecurity leads to a fear of full surrender. Instead, we seek in vain to find our security in acquiring, possessing and hoarding, and in maintaining control. Losing all for the sake of Christ then begins to terrify us. We become possessed by our possessions. Controlled by our need to control. Insecurity also causes us to camouflage our sins with artificial, guilt-soothing human constructs. We hide our heartaches, sins and pains behind smiling masks and activities. But when Christ alone is absolutely everything, then Christ alone is absolutely enough.

D. L. Moody once said,

“Moses spent forty years thinking he was somebody. He spent the next forty years learning he was nobody. He spent the last forty years discovering what God can do with a nobody.”

What about you? Can you imagine honestly being in a state of deep security in God, having nothing to prove? Do you find yourself in a state of absolute surrender to God, having nothing to lose? Are you in a state of true integrity before God, with nothing to hide?”