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This is how the story went
I met someone by accident
Who blew me away
Blew me away
And it was in the darkest of my days
When you took my sorrow and took my pain
And buried them away, buried them away
(lyrics: Hiding my Heart by Adele)
There are little truths, small truths in life that we accept about ourselves, others, and the world around us because they are facts. Facts we can easily prove.
For instance, we know that bee stings hurt. Ouch. (Well, you may not know this but my arm knows this and assures you it's true. My hand knows this too, unfortunately.)
And then, there are TRUTHS.
You know, those TRUTHS that are so huge we can barely wrap our minds around them, and so...
... we prefer to ignore them most of the time.
But ignoring them doesn't take away the truth of them. We can ignore them all the day long but the time will come when we have no choice but to face them.
This happened to me. I came face to face with the fact that I wasn't who I thought I was and the life I was living in NO WAY resembled the life I was meant to be living. Not even close.
My life was a sad caricature, a mockery if you will, of what I was created for.
Can you imagine seeing your real true self and then realizing that you somehow created a false persona that didn't really even exist in the eyes of the Lord? And that you walked in this false self for fifteen years?
This is what sin does to a person. It shrouds you in a cloak of filth that makes you nearly unrecognizable to the Lord.
And, sadly, it was extremely hard to let this false self go because it fit better into the "mockery" we've made of this world.
A world that should be readying people for heaven but is instead, prepping them for hell.
Because, the truth is, the world as we see it right now resembles hell more than heaven.
Billions are living lives that are a parody of who they really are.
These seem like harsh words but they are true, nonetheless.
The moment you were conceived in your mother's womb you were born into eternity.
You will exist forever.
You don't have to wait until you die to stand in eternity.
No, no, you are standing in it already.
But only the REAL YOU can get in there.