So many times we act one way on the outside, but we’re actually another way on the inside. Because we have weaknesses, faults and fears—things that we think make us less likable or desirable—we’d rather hide them from other people. So we wear masks.
The danger of wearing a mask is that it misrepresents us. What other people see is a lie. It’s not who we are or who we were born to be. We can change the outside, but we can’t change who we really are deep down inside—only God can change our hearts.
We need to realize that God loves us just the way we are right now, and His love for us will never diminish.
And there’s more good news. Second Corinthians 3:18 says that God is changing us and making us more like Himself, fixing the flaws we want to cover up.
Trust Him enough to take off your mask. You will find, as I have, that you are being changed, little by little, into the very image of your Lord.