I have been a Christian now for almost a year. I have developed friendships with wonderful Christian women who have mentored me, encouraged me, motivated me, and supported me. But I often find myself intimidated by those same people.
You see, I get intimidated by their faith. I get intimidated by how happy they seem and how perfect their lives seem to be. And the more intimidated I get, the more masks I seem to wear, the less I show people who I really am.
But here’s the problem: you can’t judge a book by its cover. Those people who seem the most secure may be the people who are stumbling the most. The people who have never faced tragedy and horror and the people who have, still need to gospel just as much as I do.
I’ve learned a lesson about judging others. I assume that they’re better than me, that they won’t like me, and that I’ll be rejected. But I suppose, what I need to remember is that we’re all sinners. None of us are perfect. My sins may be different from theirs, but we all still need the same grace.
Whether your life has been easy or hard, whether you’ve been sheltered or abandoned, whether you’ve sinned a lot or only a little…YOU NEED THE GOSPEL!! The ONLY thing that can save you is your belief and trust in Jesus Christ.
Remove your masks, be vulnerable, share your struggles with others, let them pray for you and with you. I promise it’ll only strengthen you.
Now what I need to do is get this message across to myself in a way that my social insecurities will understand it