The Secret Side of Me
“The secret side of me, I never let you see
I keep it caged but I can’t control it
So stay away from me, the beast is ugly
I feel the rage and I just can’t hold it”
How often do we pretend to be something we’re not? Often as Christians, we don’t want to open ourselves up and show the world who we really are. We fear isolation, judgment, criticism, disappointment, etc… Yet, we are all imperfect! But we can’t let everyone else know. So we keep it bottled inside and hide the truth because no one else will understand.
We pretend our finances are perfect…
We pretend our marriage is perfect…
We pretend our spiritual lives are perfect…
We pretend our business or career is perfect…
Yet we are dying inside!
It takes a lot out of us to pretend and live a lie. Why do we try to hide all of our imperfections? Why do we insist on wearing a mask to disguise who we really are? What, if instead, we were brutally honest with one another? We opened up and exposed who we truly were… What if you built solid relationships based on the “real you” and the not the person you want everyone to see. How different would our world look? How different would your friendships look? How different would your life look? You might just find that you’re not alone. In fact, you’d see a ton of masks scattered all over exposing the fact that we are much of the same mold – sinners yet saved by grace and mercy.
God accepts us for who we are and takes each and every one of us who come to Him! He will cast aside our imperfections and allows us to follow Him. He knows who we truly are, shouldn’t others?
What are your thoughts?