“So he took them off.” I Samuel 17:39
This past weekend our church hosted Hope For The Heart, a one day women’s conference with Allison Allen as a guest speaker. Allison shared many great things with us, and here is a thought I’d like to pass on to you:
You know the story of David and Goliath in I Samuel 17? Remember when King Saul dresses David up in his armor, helmet, and sword? And David “… tried walking around because he was not used to them. “I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used to them.” So he took them off.”
David going to battle in someone else’s clothes would have been a disaster. David needed to be himself… the young man who knew God, who travelled lightly with only stones, a slingshot, and a history of being delivered by God.
Whose clothes are you wearing these days? Are you clunking around town, trying to do your job and wage battles in the clothing of another? How’s all the dressing up and masquerading going for you?
Would you consider taking off the mask you’re wearing? Would you consider being authentic, real, and known as you really are? Has it occurred to you that God doesn’t want you dressed up and pretending to be someone else, something other than yourself?
He knows you. He loves you. And He has a plan for you, a purpose in life. But first, you have to take off the mask.