We all want to think that people see us as solid individuals, people that anyone can trust. We want are families to be seen as “above reproach” to the people we associate with on every level. We take great pride in our personal achievements and in those of our children. Furthermore we don’t want to look “bad” at all, as though we were super-do-somethings, looking down on our world and it’s subjects. Get off the throne highness.
The truth is; everyone knows the real you, what your family is really like, but you don’t know they know. What others see is not the perfect you, but the real you. That doesn’t mean anything bad, but not what you hope others see. When the tempest of life rocks your world, you file bankruptcy, your child is arrested for drug abuse, or your spouse gets a OVI, and your hidden world is revealed…then what?
This a great article by Keith over at Think In Today. It never helps to deny our sinful habits, hangups or whatever you want to call them. Hiding and trying to insulate ourselves from the truth does more damage then good. What happens when the truth comes out?
To finish reading this article, please head over to http://thinkinglifetoday.com/2012/06/10/hide-from-reality-denial/. While you are there, why not check out the rest of Keith’s site, and let him know something he wrote blessed you.