Can we do that? If we showed our true self to the word, what would they think of us? Have we given God the opportunity to change us from the inside out?
The world says be yourself, but what if your real heart holds a grudge or wants to steal ice cream or overeat? Are these desirable attributes?
An employer looks for employees with self-confidence, maturity, job skills., enthusiasm, and personal appearance.
God looks for people with a tender heart, willingness to change, determination to live in the way of Christ.
You’re cheating on God, if all you want is your own way, flirting with the world every chance you get. Do you suppose God doesn’t care? God is a fiercely jealous lover.” And what he gives in love is far better than anything else you’ll find. It’s common knowledge that “God goes against the willful proud; God gives grace to the willing humble.(From James 4:6, MSG)