Is there any area in your life where you are pretending?
Attempting to satisfy our desires apart from God creates the gap of pretense in each one of us. Like a spine that is out of alignment, this gap misaligns our hearts, desires, and three resources of life (time, talent, and treasure), from the outside in, leaving us dissatisfied.
In our postmodern culture, we deconstruct, or peel back, the layers of a person, beginning with the outside working inward, in search of the most valuable word in today’s society — authenticity. We can define authenticity as the alignment of our spiritual hearts with our desires and our three resources of life placed in the hands of the Restorer.
When we delve deeper into the aligned life, desires, and heart of a fully surrendered person, authenticity grows in power. In today’s culture it is increasingly difficult to find a person without pretense, so it is a surprise when we discover someone who is the same in all places at all times. When we do, we say, “He’s the real deal.”
David penned, “O LORD, you have searched me and you know me” (Psalm 139:1).
Today, be real and ask God to examine your heart for any area where you have been pretending and surrender it to Him. Be authentic with the One who designed you, and He will fill your gap of pretense.
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