Dare To Be Real

A person is who they are to another person. To one they may always be charming, To another they may always be a gritch. You may hear a person spoken of in a way you have never known them to be and think it to be a different person.

You are thought of only as what you represent yourself to be when you interface with a given person. Don’t be a play actor. In the time of Jesus an actor in a play might play more than one role. Actors wore masks. They might appear in one scene dressed as a certain character and wearing a particular mask. They might appear later in a different costume, and mask as another character. The word Jesus used for these mask wearers was ‘hypocrite.’ Consistency is a virtue.

Is there someone who bugs you, that is they irritate you leaving you thinking, I wish they were different. Don’t expect change. I read an article recently based around the idea of not trying to change such a person. The theme was “You can’t teach a cow to sing.” It is just not their nature. If you try you will irritate them and frustrate yourself. Acknowledge them as being who they are, and learn how to milk a cow.

Now back to you. Resolve:

1. To throw away all of your masks, and be consistent.

2. Determine to leave every person you are with having a positive image of you.

3. Aspire to let others see Jesus in you. After all, Christ in you is the hope of glory.

4. Live by this concept:

“Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.  He who says, ‘I know Him,’ and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.”