We’ve all done it before. We smile and act like everything is alright. When inside we’re bleeding with pain. Personally, I don’t believe that’s how God intended us to live. Actually, we call that pretend relationships. God wants us to experience real relationships.
Well, for realness to happen you must be real. Those closest to you should be able to know the good, bad and ugly in your life. You should allow them the opportunity to share the same with you. True relationships are built on honesty, trust and unconditional love. It’s two imperfect people loving each other guided by God’s perfect love. It’s knowing no matter what you say that person cares. That if it matters to you it matters to them.
I observe so many people who continue to keep their mask on. So afraid to let others see their real struggles. Listen! Anyone who really cares about you cares about your struggles. So, realize it’s okay to say you’re not okay. Because I’ve never met anyone perfect other than Jesus. So, take the mask off and know it might inspire others to take theirs off too.
“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” James 5:16