Unmasked

2 Corinthians 3:18 (NIV)

18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

We all have weaknesses, faults and fears, many of which we would rather hide from other people.  We wear masks so that in our mind, we are more likable and present the best outwardly.  Masks are used to prevent others from know who you really are.  It reminds me of the wrestling world and how some of these wrestlers have a mask to keep their identity hidden.  They also act as a villain or a hero according to how the business wants them to act.

We can change the outside and do our best to present ourselves as how we want others to perceive us, but this is not who we really are.  God knows who we are behind the mask so we can stop pretending to be somebody else.  This is where we need to trust him as God will be transforming us into his image with ever-increasing glory.  This transformation is not something that happens quickly, but could be a lifetime effort on his part.  Without the mask, I can be real and have real freedom.  It is not easy to do.  The issue is whether I am able to let God transform me or do I want to keep hiding behind the mask?

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