We all wear masks.
Different masks for different days and places and people.
Well I know I do, sometimes all of my focus can be put into what sort of person I should be, funny, charismatic, whatever I think will fit the situation and often I can forget to be me. When I was getting ready to go to university and I kept thinking about what person I should be, how I’d fit in, rather than just being myself.
Often we feel by putting on these masks and changing who we are, we can fit in better, become more popular but in the process we often lose ourselves. We hide ourselves from the people we call our friends, our families see someone different as do strangers on the street.Sometimes you find yourself asking does anybody really know me? Do they know the person I am when I take off all of those masks.
There are times when even I feel that I don't know myself and it is in these times where I particularly turn to God, he always knows who I am, he knows more about me than I know about myself. For me knowing that there is someone who unconditionally loves me more than anything for who I truly am helps me to continue. It gives me the confidence to move forward and to be more like myself; the person I truly want to be. God is never going to decide he doesn't love you anymore. God is always going to be on your side as he has known you from before your birth and has shaped you into the person you are today, without all those masks, and he has done that for a reason, as he loves you and wants the best for you.
‘For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made’ psalm 139 v13-14