Who Are You Really?

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What are you hiding behind that smile?

Your life looks amazing from my perspective. Your outfits are well put together and bought brand new right? Your hair is always on fleak. You show up to work always on time, a few minutes late sometimes maybe. You are climbing the ladder of success.

But who are you?

What are you carrying inside of you? I’d like to know.

Are you looking at me the way I look at you? Do I seem well put together?

I’m not. My life is held together by thin threads of borrowed hope.

Could it be that you need someone to believe in you? May I loan you some hope? You have an amazing life ahead of you but you need to hang on.

What’s behind your smile? What do I hear in your laughter? What’s that I see in your eyes?  I think we are a lot alike. Your life isn’t perfect at all.

you are sad and lonely just like me. Are you afraid too? It’s ok. You will be ok. Let me give you a big hug. I can’t put the pieces of your life together but I can tell you there is hope and you are not alone.

I can be your friend but I cannot carry your pain for you. We all have a battle to face and it feels like no one understands.

But we all have a need to be understood. Jesus says come to the light.

Friend, lets go to the light of Jesus Christ and expose all the ugliness and broken pieces of our hearts because you know what? That’s how healing happens.

You are loved, you are chosen, you are important.

Be honest no matter how hard it is, and quit hiding behind that smile. You are worth so much more.

-KD

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