Let’s Be Honest

Let’s be honest, we are NOT honest. We live in a world of hyper-superficiality. We hide behind the mask of facades in order to protect our image, our reputation, and our ego. But what if we could take off the mask? What if we said we are done deceiving the world with our social media facades, our fake smile facades, and our “I am doing well, how about you” facades? What if for a moment we could be honest? I think what we would realize is that we are together in our aloneness.

There is a voice inside you that says feeling alone is something you alone feel. We become convinced that we are the only ones feeling the way we do, as if we’re on an island with no hope of leaving. We feel like a dark cave full of cobwebs, but want people to look at us and see a theme park. We want them to see we are happy and put-together. The issue is we aren’t always happy and we aren’t put-together. We need to stop robbing the world of who we truly are.

I am done living behind a mask. Here is the real me…

My name is Jordan Paris and I am a broken man…I constantly compare myself to others and feel like I can never measure up…I look at how well others do in the classroom and feel like I know nothing…I don’t feel like I read the Bible or pray enough…I sin over and over again even when I promise myself I will stop…I don’t always live what I preach…There are things about my body that I hate…At times I feel like I am alone with no one beside me…I wonder if I am even making a difference…I feel like a failure at times…I feel like eyes are always watching me waiting for me to mess up…I get tired of putting on a fake smile the days I am sad…I am constantly judging people because I struggle with self-esteem…I struggle with valuing myself…I struggle to love others…I seldom feel like a good Christian…I have regrets…I am nervous about the unknown future…I don’t feel like I deserve to be loved at times…I struggle to love myself…

I could go on and on because I am far from perfect. But let’s be honest, are we not all broken? Do we not all struggle? Realize that we are together in our aloneness. Let’s stop hiding behind the mask of facades and let’s be honest…

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit” (Psalms 34:18).

2 thoughts on “Let’s Be Honest

  1. There are times when people ask how are you, they are reallybasking a dip stick question, with little sincere care or time to hear truth, so we plaster the fake face and wall in our heart so we don’t feel the grief of isolation. Thus being worse off. Those who sincerely care devote time for the brokenness of their brothers! But if we do not learn to be vulnerable how can we reach the lost whose more broken than we because they have not experience His grace!

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    1. When people ask that question I don’t usually like to answer if it’s asked in passing. I like the term “dip stick question,” that is pretty funny. And yeah I agree with you 100%, great feedback!

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