Are you ready to escape your false identity? Are you tired of pretending to be something you’re not just to keep up with everyone else? How much longer are you going to slay on the outside while behind closed doors your world is falling apart? Are you not tired YET? Isn’t it EXHAUSTING? Well sis, MASK OFF!!!!!
I can recall a night I laid out in the middle of my bedroom floor balling my eyes out crying to the point of hyperventilating. Why? Because I was broken. I hated myself and everything about my life. BUT, when it was time to go into the public eye you better believe I was well put together smiling from ear to ear.
Oh don’t judge me! I know I can’t be the only one who once rocked a false identity. You see for years I allowed the enemy to tell me no one loved me. He told me I would never amount to anything. Told me I wasn’t smart enough, beautiful enough, or strong enough to overcome my depression that I battled with for years… He paralyzed me with fear to the point I never wanted more for myself other than the lies I got so comfortable believing.
The devil comes to kill, steal and destroy and so often we make it quite easy for him to cause turmoil in our life. For me he started planted seeds in my mind that no man would ever love me because I felt abandoned by my father after my parents divorce so since i received that lie to be my truth I searched high and low for a man to love me getting lost in thinking my worth would be established the moment I found “true love.” I wasted so many years believing that LIE. Once the mask was off God revealed to me that my dad loved me very much but I was blinded by the hatred and unforgivness he didn’t even deserve. God also showed me that my worth wasn’t wrapped up in a man but in Him. I want to encourage and let you know the same goes for you sis. Your worth isn’t wrapped up in a man, career, your weight, how many like and comments you get on social media, how far along you are in life, your appearance or anything else. Your identity is in Christ. So when those lies come into you mind you can’t be shocked. We must remain on guard with our full armor of God on ready to fight satan schemes with the word of God (Ephesians 6:10-18). You don’t have to meditate on the garbage he offers you. Take it captive and make it become subject to the word of God which reveals all TRUTH.
What false identity have you adopted as your own? What has satan told you about yourself that you now identify more with it rather than what God says about you? What has he stolen from you? What dreams has he destroyed that you now are afraid to strive towards? Who are you pretending to be? Aren’t you tired holding so much anger, pain, resentment, and unforgiveness inside? Aren’t you tired of posting lies on social media acing as if your life is perfect, face beat, hair slayed, and outfit on point but you really hate what you see when you look in the mirror. Who are you really trying to impress?
Sis, MASK OFF!!!
We so often entangle ourselves with false identity and we’re totally oblivious to it until we’re free!!! I didn’t know I was fearfully and wonderfully made until God’s truth broke me free! I didn’t know I could have such wisdom until I found out I could ask and then receive it from the Lord. I didn’t know what all was laying dormant inside because I was to busy trying to ACT like I had it all together instead of getting it together.
Sis!! I love you so much and I want you to reveal and fall in love with all God created you to be. This false identity and persona that you try to keep up… LET IT GO!!! There is so much freedom in living in your truth. no matter what that may look like. God can restore everything you feel like you lost. God can heal your broken heart. You don’t have to post subliminal messages on Facebook when you know your heart is aching. God can take you places in life that you never thought you could achieve. God can give you perfect peace if you look to HIM rather than this world to give it to you. Only question is…. Are you ready to be free or will you continue being held captive to your false identity because breaking free requires you to trust God and step out on faith? The choice is YOURS. BE FREE!!!