Mom and I wanted to go to this store yesterday that advertised itself as a Christmas store. We love Christmas decorations. We were looking for Christmas trees and anything cute that would make our homes feel festive.
The store was not a Christmas store. We were so disappointed! It had, maybe, one row of Christmas items and the rest were household goods. And they even had Christmas in the name of the store! Oh, it was so distressing! And the worse thing – we couldn’t find the bathroom! Horrors!
I tell you all of this, princess, to bring your attention to a very important Biblical truth – being genuine. Today’s world is so obsessed with putting on appearances. We are encouraged to “make-up” and dress up so that we are pleasing to the eye – any eye. And dear one, people should get to know the inside instead of judging from the outside.
Proverbs 12:17 – “A truthful witness gives hones testimony, but a false witness tells lies.”
Truthful. When you look in the mirror of God’s Word would you consider yourself truthful? I mean really truthful. Do you have the ability to tell someone you love that something is just not right with what they are doing? Do you have the courage to look at yourself and see the sin in your own life?
We need to strive, princess, to always tell the truth whether it be with our mouth or our life. We are encouraged to portray Jesus in our everyday life (Philippians 2:5 – “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus”).
If we are doing anything other than telling the truth, we are not living like Christ. We are lying – that is a cold, hard truth. If you are not living truth, you are living lies – black and white. And if we are living lies, something is wrong. In Hebrews 6:18, it says that “it is impossible for God to lie”. You cannot have God fully dwelling in you and live a life filled with lies.
So don’t be like this store we went to yesterday and say one thing and live another. Be genuine. Be loving. Choose to be different. You need for others to see the true princess inside you, so that they will see your Heavenly Father at work in you.