When you are confronted, what is your reaction?!
Indeed pride, a false perception of the reality and stubborn, are things that cover the denial.
In Matthew 26 Jesus see a hard situation coming and to prepare the disciples’ hearts to bear it.
Peter says not, I will not do that!
In the confront: 1 - Deny
2 - Don’t accept
3 – Do not take any responsibility
4 - Put himself in a position of evidence and call himself innocent
Denial is a common thing in the people's lives. No one wanna to take weakness, fear, limitation, lost and sins in front of nobody.
An ask is: Do Deny do something different?
Do deny changes the inevitable?
Do deny give us spiritual growing or spiritual maturity?
We have spent long time denying. We have spent time denying weakness, sins and laziness when we are confronted about some bad acts that we do. We deny to try protect us BUT, the end is…. Fall.
We deny laziness with the justification of ‘ I have no time’
We deny some carnal acts with the justification of ' everybody sins, who never do that?'
We deny our negligence in the bible's read, time of prayer and evangelism saying: time is short, I can't stay concentrated!
We talk bad about peoples whom shows us our sins, so,
We deny and stop
We deny and fall
We say: No I'm not like that, when indeed we are.
AS Peter we deny, but, you and I know what happened in the end. Peter, as Jesus warned , denied Him. Even Peter said in loud voice: NO MASTER, I WILL NEVER DO THAT.
There are some areas in your life that you are denying?
Be closed to changes is the reason to don't be blessed  (but be changed and made new in mind, so that by experience you may have knowledge of the good and pleasing and complete purpose of God. Rm 12:2) we don't open our minds to changes and stay stopped! We have to understand that conversion means change don't justification. Conversion means ACTION, because deny produces death!

Deny in a confront killed Peter. When he denied that Jesus was right, it gave him a bad fruit. Just when Peter recognized what had happened and to taken what Jesus said as right, the Holy Spirit could brings to him the real repentance and the real healing, doing him one of most preachers of the history. His first sermon more than 3 thousand people gave their lives to Jesus.
To confess and accept a correction is the right way.
Jesus bless you


How much cost the life

Make a list of great friends
Who else have you saw ten years ago
How many do you still see every day
How many you have not found more ...
Make a list of dreams that had
How much have you given up on dreaming!
How many vows of love forever
How you managed to preserve ...
Where you still recognize
In the last picture or mirror from now?
Today is the way it thought it would be
How many friends you threw away?
How many mysteries that you probed
How could you understand?
How many secrets that you kept
Today they are fools nobody cares?
How many lies do you condemn?
How many did you have to commit?
How many defects remedied with time
They were the best there was in you?
How many songs you did not sing
Today whistles to survive?
How many people you loved
Now believe they love you?
Ecclesiastes is a great book to do us thinks about life! Everybody will have good and bad days. Easy and hard time... we will to love and hate sometimes! As Christian we never can deny that bad days always insist in knock at our doors. Sometimes live is a hard thing. Yes, we are Christian but we stay humans living in a world full of sin and injustice and, early or later these things will touch us. God is good and I know that He will to use until hard things, to do good to us, as bible says "all things are working together for good to those who have love for God".
Well, what can I say?
First: Read the Ecclesiastes’ book
Second: Do what is good and never allow this world gets dirty your character, because: All has been said. Have fear of God and keep his laws; because this is right for every man. God will be judge of every work, with every secret thing, good or evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:13, 14). There are lots things that can touch you and do bad to you BUT remember...your soul nothing can touch, it is yours... care of its!