Image courtesy of Shari Lilly Flynn

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Taking off the mask!!




Hypocrite:
Greek word meaning 
actor, stage player.

Ancient Greek tragedies were originally written for just one actor. They were a solo performance. But during the time of Sophocles, a second actor was enlisted, called the hypocrite. His job was to offer the opposite perspective. His presence created tension, antagonism, and drama.

We are not much different than the ancient Greeks. We like to present a face to the world that is respectable. It looks nice, responsible, even spiritual.

But we have another face, a second actor: who we are when no one else is looking. Is it possible that some of the stress and tension in your life is because you have become a hypocrite – one thing on the outside, but something different on the inside?

A mask may feel okay for an hour. But whenever we trade being real for being accepted, we venture into territory that belongs to the enemy of God. Perhaps it’s time you prayed, “Lord, make me whole – the same person in private as in public.”

During the coming Life Action revival summit, you can get honest with yourself. 
Be encouraged. God has a special heart for those who are ready to get real. It’s time to breathe free again… without the mask.

Psalm 51:6
“Surely you desire truth in the inner parts.”


Revival Summit
Mt. Harmony Baptist Church
March 11-21 2012

In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting post. I knew that hypocrite meant actor.

    But I did not know the reason for the masks was because only one person played more than one part. Fascinating.

    Interesting how we can slap those masks on at will. I don't think God wants my masks. I think he wants me.

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