"You always come so put together."
WHO ME???---Got it all together!---Where's my ten foot pole---
Another life lesson - ALL is not what it seems. Appearances can be deceiving.
The image in the mirror may be--
insert your own-----THAN THEY APPEAR
A word of wisdom---reflections can be deceptive ---the image you see may be your perception of the truth--while truth --the intangible illusive is a moving target depending upon the beholder.
NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER!
I read a book about a homeless man--smelling bad---looking tattered---obviously down on his luck entering a church for services one Sunday. No one spoke--no one sat close---the congregants all entered into worship---and then deathly silence---WHERE was the Pastor? The homeless man stood up and walked to the front of the worship center---and slowly took off his disguise----it was the pastor.
We all wear disguises---I disguise myself as an athlete--while the truth is far from that. I appear to have it all together---right clothes--right shoes---wrong body! I disguise myself as a hiker---have all the correct and latest equipment--know the lingo--but in truth one hiking trip a year does not make me a hiker.
Which brings me to the question---who among us is wearing the disguise of a Believer? Another recent read spoke of the author knowing all the lingo--knowing the steps---attending all the meetings---but lacking the relationship. Troubling--to realize we may be missing the opportunity , being fooled by the Sunday disguise, and not beginning the conversation. Troubling!
"Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith;
Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you,
unless of course, you fail the test?"
II Corinthians 13:5