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A Masked Life

Moday November 1, 2016

We refuse to wear masks and play games. We don’t maneuver and manipulate behind the scenes. And we don’t twist God’s Word to suit ourselves. Rather, we keep everything we do and say out in the open, the whole truth on display, so that those who want to can see and judge for themselves in the presence of God. -2 Corinthians 4:2


Yesterday was my least favorite holiday….Halloween. I think I hate it so much because people walk around in masks. When others have masks on, I can’t distinguish who they are, and what their intent is.

There has been numerous occasions where the Chick-Fil-A Cow while eating my chicken, Baloo from the Jungle Book at Disney World, or a team mascot; has sent me to the point of tears.

I hate when people walk around pretending to be something they aren’t. It’s scary.

Recently, I realized that as a Christian, I should detest the thought of masks. I should dislike it in others, and I should greatly dislike it in myself. Halloween isn’t the only time we choose to wear disguises.

I don’t want to ever put a mask on and hide who I really am. I want people to see what I am really going through. I don’t want to pretend to be someone other than Whitney.

However, I often find myself putting on what I hate the most…a mask. God doesn’t want us to live masked, and in false realities with people. It’s scary when Christians start pretending to be people they truly aren’t.

Friend, it’s time to take off your mask and be real with who you are, and the people around you.

Prayer: “God, help me to be real, raw, and vulnerable with you, and with others. In your name I pray, Amen!”

-Whitney Flach