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Have you ever seen a mouthwatering photo of a cheeseburger as you go through the drive-thru, then order it only to receive a deflated thrown-together mess?
Things aren’t always as they seem; neither are people.
It’s amazing how we can put on masks so easily that make us seem like we are something we are not. Pressure from every angle in life can make us feel like we don’t measure up. We want to appear perfect, successful, happy and complete to everyone else, when so often we feel like we aren’t enough on the inside.
Why is it we want others to view us so perfectly? We want the car, the house, the wardrobe—but what about below the surface?
It’s what truly counts. All wearing masks will do is weigh you down. We must shed off the expectations and measures of others and this world. Jesus so loved you that He made the ultimate sacrifice for you. He didn’t lay down his life for any other you than the one He made you to be. The wonderfully, beautifully, imperfect one.
Find freedom in realness and truth. Find liberation in transparency and honesty! We are then living in His light.
“This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in Him at all. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from all sin.”
1 John 1:5-7
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