Make-up, clothes and hair extensions are external coverings that really doesn’t say who we are as a person. What really shows who we are from the inside is a Beirut size trail. Every one of us has an outer life and an inner life. The outer life is our public life that the people around us see. The inner life is made up of our thoughts, attitudes and motives. Only you and God know what’s going on inside of you.
I have learnt that the best way to be despite your short comings, is honest and true. Too many people go around today pretending–acting one way, yet on the inside they’re thinking something totally different. Their heart and actions don’t line up. But we have to understand that God is looking on the inside. We can fool a lot of people, but we can’t fool God. He would rather us be open and honest than go through life pretending.
Today is a good day to take inventory of what’s honestly going on in your life. Are you a pretender hiding behind your clothes, make-up or hair style? Are you truly at peace? Are you overlooking sins? Do you believe the best in people? Does your internal and external line up? If not, ask the Lord to give you an undivided heart. Be determined to stay true in your mind and actions. Line up your whole being with His Word, so that you can be pleasing to Him all the days of your life! Quit pretending!
“…The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7, NIV)
Yahweh, thank You for another day of life. Father, I humbly come before You today, and ask that You search the deep places of my heart. Show me if there is any area where I need to line up my heart and actions. God, help me to quit pretending and live an honest life from the inside out. Almighty, help me to be authentic, real and true in my mind, heart and actions, in Christ’s Name! Amen.