Remove the Mask
“Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.”
So much of my life I wore a mask to cover up the hurts in my life. I put on the happy face and said the right words. I loved to hear, “What a great guy!” I am so glad people couldn’t see through the mask. The real me was hiding and an impostor was speaking. I was covering up the hurts of rejection and low self-esteem from my childhood. Some, of the most damaging words I heard growing up, were, “You are never going to amount to anything!” Those words cut like a knife and caused me to leave home at the age of 16 and never return.
I was driven to succeed by my internal motto, “I’ll show them!” That drive gave me much success but it never filled the empty hole in my heart. One day the hole was so BIG, I cried out to God for help and He did what God does, he heard me, held me, and told me to trust him for my destiny. I lost my old life and he gave me a new one.
What about you? Are you trying to please people to fill that void in your life? Do you wish the real you could emerge, but just don’t have the courage to trust God fully?
It is never too late to trade your tired life in for the life that God created for. You have a purpose, a destiny and if you don’t become the true you, the world will miss out and the hole in your life will only get bigger. The true freedom to live with peace, purpose, and passion can only come when you remove the mask and bare your soul to God. When you give him the illusion of the life you are living, he will give you, your purpose-filled life! I believe in you, and so does God!
Dear Jesus, I am so tired of masks. This people pleasing life has got to end. Breathe in me the courage to trust you as I remove these stupid masks! I desire to be me and no one else but me. The “me” that you love unconditionally. I am surrendering my “I can’t live this fake life anymore”, to you TODAY. Breathe my destiny into my soul and I will live for you, AMEN!