Who are you really? What is the real you like?
We all wear masks – masks made up of how we want others to view us. Masks that make us look like we’re perfect, like we have it all together. We paint on a smile, hoping that others will believe that what’s just a mask is actually the real us.
Everyone says to just “be real” – to be yourself, and to show people who you really are. If we were to take off the mask of how we want others to see us, what would be find? Some who’s broken? Flawed? Far from perfect? Someone who doesn’t have it all together, and has insecurities that they are constantly trying to hide?
This sounds depressing, doesn’t it!?! If this were the real you, wouldn’t you rather wear a mask!?! But thankfully, it isn’t!
In reality, this brokenness, this imperfection, this insecurity, is really just another mask hiding who we truly are. Often, it does such a superb job of hiding our true identity that we believe that it is the real us. But it isn’t.
The real you can be found only by looking yourself in the mirror – the mirror of God’s Word! It is the only place where your true identity can be found, because you are who your Heavenly Father says that you are!
Who does He say that you are? He says that you are a new creation (2 Cor :17). He says that you are the righteousness of God in Christ (2 Cor 5:21). He says that you are one of His chosen people (Col 3:12). He says that you are His dearly loved child ( 1 Jn 3:1). These are just a few of the things He says about you!
To find out who you really are, spend time in God’s Word. Allow Him to show you who He says you are. Discover the real you, underneath all the masks!