When Pretending is Easier

Sometimes I like to pretend that I’m a real writer…

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Computer, hot chocolate, notes, cute flower…That’s what the “real” bloggers do!

Hmm…I wish you could see the rest of this house and hear the chaos upstairs.

But there’s a fear in being real. A fear in letting someone see the real mess. A fear in getting too close.

We’ve been studying Acts 2:42-47. Here’s a portion-
“And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.”

I’ve been convicted…To have this kind of fellowship with others you must be real. You must be open and honest.

Maybe that’s one reason why a lot of people are turned off to Christians. Maybe that’s why the Lord isn’t “daily adding to our number.”

Let’s stop pretending. Let’s take off our masks.

Let’s embrace the freedom of grace.

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2 comments

  1. Okay….I have to leave a comment. As the Lord is convicting me this morning of the very same thing! Our small group discussion spurred on this introspection – and I realize I don’t like being vulnerable! A comment made at last evenings Bible study hour was that there is risk in vulnerability – sometimes even humiliation and rejection. My thought at that moment was:
    “It took me years to build these ‘walls’ of protection and ‘pretty up my frontal barriers’ – I am NOT going back to vulnerability – I like my nice little protected world!”
    Til this morning when the Lord was pressing gently but relentlessly into my soul and showed me it’s hard to reach others with ‘fake’ love. Ouch! I have some praying and surrendering to do and I doubt it will be easy!!! But thank God – – – He will enable! (1 Tim 1:12)

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