Drop the Mask

by: Carole L. Haines
One of the biggest keys to walking in freedom is to have your public life be a reflection of your private life.  Where you are wrong, always admit it. Jesus wants us to live transparent lives and that can mean that our faults, frailties and failures are evident. But Jesus encouraged me with a particularly poignant passage:
1 Corinthians 1:26-28 (NASB)
26 For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; 27 but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, 28 and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are.”
Transparency is so crucial to our walks, have nothing to hide and be as weak as you are, publicly. God will bless your humility and encourage others through your example, to drop the mask. It’s such a heavy thing, this mask I used to wear. What you see really is what you get. God’s transformation starts from within and moves out. When we wear masks, we are pretending to be something we are not yet, and that hinders our becoming more like Christ.
So take courage, dear believer, and drop the mask, just let it fall. Don’t reach for the glue any longer to try to piece together the brokenness in your life.  Embrace it and you will be amazed at how God uses it to change you and bless others. Truly, when we are weak, then we are strong, and his power is perfected in our weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

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