“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.”
“All of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 (AMP)
Ask yourself this: Do you often find yourself wearing a mask to be accepted by society? People in society need to know that none of us are perfect but … JESUS is! As believers, we are supposed to be aware of our imperfections & seek the Lord to mold us into HIS image. I believe we need to take off the masks as we walk in this lost world. Let others see your faults & show them how the Lord is helping you correct them. Each day is a new day. New grace, same Holy Spirit. God bless!