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Day 10: Unmasked in Him


EVERYBODY has THEM.

EVERYBODY doesn't want to have THEM.

EVERYBODY tries to pretend that they don't have THEM.

BUT you & I are an

EVERYBODY~

so why do we fight against THEM?

THEY dictate our moments that roll into hours that roll into a day.

You try stuffing THEM, numbing THEM, ignoring THEM,

but THEY just won't go away

because THEY are trying to get out.

THEY made you who you are

and come in all different shapes and sizes.

And then you meet someone

who just starts talking about

THEM

and you wonder~

How can they talk about THEM?

How can they talk about THEM with such a peace~

a peace that you so crave~

yet you are so terrified to share

because

what if they only knew

WHAT you have been

stuffing, numbing & pretending what wasn't there~

THEM~

a part of you that you wish you could forget?

So as you continue to hear the story

you are amazed

as your eyes get bugged eye

the moment you hear the name of

JESUS.

Ugh, here comes that name again~

JESUS.

HE may have worked for them.

HE may be your religion.

HE may have come into their life

BUT

did HE really take

THEM away?

THEM~

those things in your life that are a memory

that have left such a hole in your heart

that you would rather

stuff, numb & pretend that they aren't there~

instead of going to the ONE called

JESUS

~WHO IS more than just a man in a fancy robe

~WHO IS more than just a man written about in a heavy book

WHO IS more than you could every imagine to do the unimaginable in your life

and take away the

pain that you have been

stuffing, numbing & pretending that isn't there.

So you look into the eyes of the person

who is telling their story about this

MAN CALLED JESUS

who

ONCE UPON A TIME

came into their life

and

un~stuffed, un~numbed, u-masked

them

by

taking their pain, hurt, bitterness, guilt & shame

the moment they looked into the eyes of

THIS MAN CALLED JESUS

who made them radically

DIFFERENT

the moment they were courageous enough to bring their

pain, hurt, bitterness, guilt & shame

to

the place where

JESUS

became so real~

on the

CROSS

where

JESUS took every nail for

you & me & everybody else.

We all have THEM

&

only JESUS

can do with THEM

what we can never do with THEM~

cover THEM with HIMSELF

so that we can stop

stuffing, numbing & pretending

that everything is okay~

because everything isn't okay

until

JESUS becomes more than just a man

who is just part of some storybook

the moment

you & me & everyone else

meets HIM at the foot of the Cross

where HE meets you & me & everyone else

& changes you forever.

What is your THEM that you need to take to the Cross?

Meet 20 Courageous Women

who are no longer

stuffing & numbing & pretending because they invited

JESUS

into their stories

that changed their stories

forever & ever & ever

and I am beyond blessed to say that I am one of those

20

who has stopped

. stuffing, numbing & pretending

because our

IDENTITY is IN HIM.

Read all about HIM

in the new book

THE IDENTITY EFFECT

released today!

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