“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-6.
Sometimes I believe that many of us project an air of pretentiousness and false self to others, particularly on this social platform.
We want others to think that we are so spiritual or adept at whatever we do in life. We somehow think that stating our favorite scripture that we somehow don’t have our own personal problems and that we live above them all the time.
Nothing should be further from the truth. We all are people that share in our humanity of weakness and frailty.
To be sure, those who are people of faith, should be able to see beyond the horizon into what lies beyond the present.
But why must we project an air of superiority just to somehow prove or say, that we are some super-spiritual individual?
Now to be sure, we must be wise and limit our candidness. A fool would unload all of his or her issues upon others.
But let’s dispense of our spiritual masks and allow others to see the real you or I.
When a person has gone through personal tragedy or difficult times, often they would have a heart of compassion and mercy.
Then we are better able to understand and be open with others who are going through difficult times.
This is not to say that we should not share our faith or those things that are everlasting. But let us be honest and open in our declarations of these things.
A well-known artist that lived in my hometown, did a painting many years ago that exemplifies these things. In the painting are seen two individuals with masks.
One of them holds a mask in his hands while the other person waits to consider.
On a table are a few other masks to choose from. So, which mask will you wear today?
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to The LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?