Psalm 26:4, AMPC
I do not sit with false persons, nor fellowship with pretenders...
If you read the stories of the heroes of faith, whether it's Abraham, David, John the Baptist, or the apostle Paul, they were not pretenders. They had doubts, they had fears, they had questions, and they didn't pretend like they had it all together. They refused to wear religious masks. They knew the power of vulnerability and honesty. They knew that in our weaknesses, God's strength shows up the greatest.
Are you down on yourself because you have doubts and fears, weaknesses you don't understand? Are you trying to hide what you're struggling with, thinking God or someone else would not be pleased with you? Are you trying to perform just right, to keep up your image, to impress your friends and family? Why don't you take the pressure off and be at peace with not being perfect? There's amazing strength when you go to God and others with transparency. When you're vulnerable, God can make you and mold you into a vessel used for His highest purposes.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that I don't have to pretend to have no weaknesses or mask my doubts and fears. Thank You that Your strength goes to work in me when I come to You with transparency and honesty. I certainly don't have it all together, but I'm glad You're still working on me. In Jesus' Name, Amen