Do You Wear A Mask?

Robert Strand

      Somewhere, in the course of your life journey, has someone taught you how to wear a mask? Maybe friends? Maybe school? Maybe society? Maybe your parents? Whatever...someone, somewhere taught most of us how to wear a mask!

       wrestlingmasks  What does or did your mask look like? There can be several kinds of masks...the "everything-is-okay" mask; the "I-have-it-all-together" mask; the "I-can-do-it-all-by-myself" mask; then there's the "don't-bother-me-now" mask; or even the "don't-ask" mask; and then the ultimate mask, "I-don't-want-God-in-my-life-now" mask!

         What is your personal mask? I remind you...that when you wear a mask, it means you have something to hide! So...WHAT ARE YOU ATTEMPTING TO HIDE BEHIND YOUR MASK? Are you lonely, angry, disappointed, neglected, rejected, depressed, upset, guilty, fearful or running from God? What is behind your mask? But even more importantly...is there help for the problem behind your mask?

         Let's talk about this a bit more and take it to the level where you can find help! YES, you can be helped! It begins with being able to live with redemption, forgiveness and love in a broken world. This is found in a person, His name is JESUS! He came to live among us as a relational, approachable, non-rejection God! Understand...you are not alone, you do not have to continue in your cover-up! Jesus came to set all captives free! Wouldn't you like to be free? You can live in freedom from this moment. Now, doesn't that sound wonderful? You can live as an authentic person, you can live in freedom, you can live a transparent life! ALL OF THIS IS MADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST AND HIS SACRIFICE FOR YOU! Simply, invite Him to set you free! YES...you can do it right now!

         "Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective" (James 5:16).