Taking Off The Mask

Editor’s Note: The Problem With Masks addressed the things wrong with wearing masks. Now let’s explore the effective way to remove them.

Folks who wear masks believe they’re protecting themselves. They believe they’remask2 shielding themselves from ridicule, rejection and criticism from others. But what they’re really doing is walling themselves off from relationships. They’ll never enjoy intimacy and transparency that can restore their sense of well-being as long as they wear those darn masks.

Wearing masks interferes with our relationship with God. Sometimes we wear masks to hide shame and guilt we assign to choices we made in the past. That shame and guilt keep us from intimacy and relationship with God.

Unfortunately removing masks requires major surgery. We can not remove them. The Great Physician must.

Wearing masks makes us sicker. We must renounce the secret life and fake persona Satan helped us create. Satan claims our only hope for acceptance, from others or God, is wearing a mask.

The only place The Great Physician will operate is in His throne room. In His presence. For Him to operate we need to surrender all of our lives to His Holy scalpel of unconditional love, Divine forgiveness, and Sanctification.

. . .we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. 2 Corinthians 4:2a NIV

Removing masks is not day surgery. In fact it can take months or years of continuous, daily submission to The Great Physician for Him to remove a mask we’ve worn for years.

If you missed reading The Problem With Masks, post click here.

About Steven Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at https://stevensawyer.wordpress.com/. My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.
This entry was posted in A CLICK A BLESSING TODAY, ALL GOD'S PEOPLE, CHRISTIAN LIFE AND THE WORD, SHARING STRUGGLES , Shaping Spiritual Solutions! and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Taking Off The Mask

  1. ptl2010 says:

    Steve, Spirit’s surgery unmasks us and reveals the truth for living victoriously in His Presence. Thanks for sharing the thought.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.