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
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
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
what if they only knew
WHAT you have been
stuffing, numbing & pretending what wasn't there~
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
Ugh, here comes that name again~
HE may have worked for them.
HE may be your religion.
HE may have come into their life
did HE really take
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
~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
ONCE UPON A TIME
came into their life
un~stuffed, un~numbed, u-masked
taking their pain, hurt, bitterness, guilt & shame
the moment they looked into the eyes of
THIS MAN CALLED JESUS
who made them radically
the moment they were courageous enough to bring their
pain, hurt, bitterness, guilt & shame
the place where
became so real~
JESUS took every nail for
you & me & everybody else.
We all have THEM
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
JESUS becomes more than just a man
who is just part of some storybook
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
into their stories
that changed their stories
forever & ever & ever
and I am beyond blessed to say that I am one of those
who has stopped
. stuffing, numbing & pretending
IDENTITY is IN HIM.
Read all about HIM
in the new book
THE IDENTITY EFFECT
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