Negative thinking is subtle and deceptive. It wears many faces and hides behind the mask of excuses. It is important to strip away the mask and discover the real, root emotion. Robert H. Schuller
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I have lived my life guarding it from all onlookers. I kept people at a distance, never truly trusting anyone. I have been hurt the worst when I did open myself to others. I learned that this saying is true; “familiarity breeds contempt”.
I started this blog to write about all things Biblical. I struggled to write any posts for deep inside me there was this person who needed to surface to have some fresh air.
Somewhere in these passing few months that person surfaced, ready to share his true feelings, feelings of fear, dread, hating to get out of bed each morning.
I learned a lot as a preacher, musician, about how to put on a show for people. Giving them a caricature that wore a mask.
I was the preacher everyone thought I should be. I knew all the right portions of Scripture, every nuance, how to weave a message from beginning to end. I was full of energy while ministering in song and the Word. But, as soon as I reached the inside of my apartment I was drained, weary, and feeling totally abandoned.
Even now being in a crowd I have energy while being with them, but cannot wait to leave the gathering and just disappeared into my safe little world of my space.
Slowly, very slowly, somewhat cautious, that person who needed to breathe has been revitalized able to express himself.
I would like to thank everyone who has clicked “follow”, left a “comment”.
Thank you for the encouragement that has allowed this person to be begin to breathe.
May I present…