If a man loves God, but he’s still in bondage to a particular hang-up or habit, that’s a sign that there is still some unfinished business in need of God’s healing touch. Past hurts motivate present behavior, and the man’s relationship’s – including his connection to God – will be negatively influenced by those hurts until the root causes are discovered, acknowledged, and brought to Him.
And only the bravest of Gods men go there. Why? Because it means examining some painful truths we would rather forget. It means doing some digging for the truth behind why we do some of the things we do. It means getting to the source of character flaws even after we’ve walked with the Lord for years.
But whether you are sixteen or sixty, the truth will always set you free; there should be no fear of looking at the truth when God is calling us deeper.