Take Off The Mask

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Romans 3:10 (NIV) ~ As it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one.

Romans 3:23, 24 (NIV) ~ for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came from Christ Jesus.

There’s something to be said about being REAL with each other. You know, sharing the parts of yourself that you’d rather conceal. Taking off the masks and “letting your hair down”.

There is something freeing about laying it all out on the table. Being completely honest and open. Transparent. REAL.

You know what happens when we take our masks off? We become relatable. We become approachable. We are able to truly minister to those around us when we let them see that we aren’t perfect either.

You want to know something about me?

Sometimes my kids fuss and I fuss too. Sometimes I fuss with my husband. I raise my voice when I shouldn’t. I get overwhelmed when I should be resting in TRUTH. I don’t always get it right with this parenting or wife thing. I let the clean clothes sit in the baskets way too long. I wear mismatched socks sometimes because I don’t feel like sorting that mountain. I fail daily. I fall short. I get anxious. I fear when I shouldn’t. I have HUGE insecurities about writing and sharing. Speaking is way out of my comfort zone. I LOVE to teach, share, capture photos. Yet, I sometimes let doubt crowd in this cluttered space in my head. I mess up. I don’t love the way my face and body is aging. I fall off the wagon with my exercise routines. I let fear creep in. I eat too many Reese’s cups at a time. 🙂  I fall short.

IT IS OKAY! 

Even though I FALL SHORT, I am JUSTIFIED freely by JESUS!

So what do I do?

I begin again. I start over. I apologize. I set new goals. I dig DEEPER into HIS WORD. I confess, repent, and renew!

It sure would be nice if more people would TAKE OFF THE MASK of false perfection.

Then and only then will true change occur. Life Change.

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Until Next Time,

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2 Replies to “Take Off The Mask”

  1. Amen! I am so not perfect, and I have definitely seen where being real with people seems to set them at ease! It makes them feel less insecure about their weaknesses. Love you, friend!

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