If we’re honest. So, to be honest….
I didn’t like that song much but as God walked me through my own struggles with really being open before him and deal with the areas that I didn’t like, I began to love it. It’s easier to live a Photo shopped, Instagram’ed with the best filters ever kind of life where you only show the best parts or make them up!
You know what I’m talking about! That awesome coffee at the trendy Café with the amazing foam art, those beautiful children playing on the playground like best of friends and a vacation with white sand, blue water and no worries….
……Where are the pics of the coffee pot that exploded with cheap Folgers coffee spilling everywhere and you ran out of milk so you are using a can of evaporated left over from Thanksgiving?
…..And those kids that just fought all the way to the park and you threatened turning around 7 times and even once promised to put them out of the car
(But you knew the State would find you, return those little rascals and charge you for it)
…..And that beach was honestly just the pic from the screen saver on your dying pc….
Just a façade
Nonetheless, honesty is so important. It is much easier to discount something that does matter, or to not get real with a true issue in our own lives. Making a story that is more palatable can be one way that keeps up safe from the pain of the truth, but Jesus died to make it possible to walk in truth! To be healed from the past hurts and abuses and literally have a life that doesn’t need embellishing to tolerate.
Is that your struggle? Is today a day that you could be honest?
“Truth is harder than a lie
The dark seems safer than the light
And everyone has a heart that loves to hide
I’m a mess and so are you
We’ve built walls nobody can get through
Yeah, it may be hard, but the best thing we could ever do, ever do
Bring your brokenness, and I’ll bring mine
‘Cause love can heal what hurt divides
And mercy’s waiting on the other side
If we’re honest
If we’re honest
Don’t pretend to be something that you’re not
Living life afraid of getting caught
There is freedom found when we lay
our secrets down at the cross, at the cross
It would change our lives
It would set us free
It’s what we need to be”
Let’s do this! ~heather