To pretend we are doing just fine when we are suffering and hurting deep inside.
To pretend we have it all figured out in life.
To pretend we have no insecurities and no need for support from the outside.
Before we go to church, Bible study, or any other place we make sure to carefully put on our mask that hides all of our imperfections, all of our weaknesses, and all of our pain.
We hide behind a big smile and pretend everything is okay when we know it’s not.
But what would happen if instead of wearing our masks we chose to put them down?
If instead of hiding behind a smile we could be transparent enough with someone to show them our tears?
If instead of pretending life was perfect we’d be vulnerable enough to be real?
Here is my story on Tirzah Magazine on what happened when I put my own mask down and the freedom and joy that came with it.
I hope that as hard as it is, it will encourage you to be the same.
Keep on walking strong with Christ and have a lovely day. Be blessed! Anna… ♥
Blog Post Link: The Christian Masquerade