When I look at a lot of pictures taken in this era, I marvel at how far our world has advanced technologically. With the photoshop software, someone without an arm can get a donation of one. The alarming increase in the number of fine faces without pimples is deceptive and a lot of pear shaped women in reality can now appear to be apple shaped.
This advancement does not affect photography technologies alone.
Human beings live photoshopped lives too. What does this mean?
We want to appear perfect before everyone around us. We forget that there is a clear difference between being perfect and trying to pretend that we are.
We smile at our spouses broadly in public and even wear matching outfits but have not talked to each other in the last ten or more days.
We want to show our friends that our houses are perfect looking so we make our living rooms sparkling clean while our bedrooms are dump heaps.
We speak sweetly to everyone we meet when we are in Church but are explosive with words when we are at home.
We appear to be godly before the world when in actual fact we have no thriving relationship with God. We say to everyone we meet, “It is well” when we don’t even believe that ourselves.
We look like the most sober of worshippers in the midst of other brethren even though our worship would not even reach the ceiling because we are rotten on the inside- unrepentant sinners.
Enough of the photoshop. It’s time to get real.
If you pretend to be well, then you are telling the Physician that you do not need Him. Bring yourself with all the imperfections. It’s not as if God has not seen imperfections before. He sees them all the time. Come as you are to the Lord.
What God expects of you is to acknowledge your imperfections and ask the Perfect One to transform you into a perfect being. Lay out your weaknesses and be ready to trade them for His strength.
The real issue is that you have to lay your cards on the table.
What’s it that you have trouble with? Is it your character, your marriage, your children or your finances?
Bring it before the Lord. Come for the real cleansing. Come for the original transformation. . . Come to Jesus to make it all good for real.
People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy. (Proverbs 28:13 NLT)
May God open your eyes to see the areas you need help but are covering up! And may He grant you grace to be humble enough to seek help concerning those issues.
~ OMOSEBI Mary Omolola
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