So many times we act one way on the outside, but we’re actually different on the inside. Because we have weaknesses, faults and fears, things that we think make us less likable or desirable, we’d rather hide them from other people. So we wear masks.
The danger of wearing a mask is that it misrepresents us. What other people see is a lie. It’s not who we are or who we were born to be. We can change the outside, but we can’t change who we really are deep down inside.
We need to realize that God loves us just the way we are right now, and His love for us will never diminish.
And there’s more good news. Second Corinthians 3:18 says that God is changing us and making us more like Himself and fixing the flaws we want to cover up.
Trust Him enough to take off your mask. You will find, as I have, that you are being changed, little by little, into the very image of your Lord.
Prayer Starter: Lord, I realize that I often try to wear a mask in order to fit in and find acceptance. Today, I make a decision to find my acceptance in You. As You overwhelm me with Your love, continue to change me into Your great image.
—from Joyce Meyer’s daily devotional
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