Recently, I watched a woman unleash her frustration and anger on her children in a very public place. I remember thinking how if this was how she was behaving with a crowd of onlookers, how much worse it must be for those children at home.
Why do I know this? Because we are all a tad bit different, more guarded, more prettied up while in public than we are at home. Our public facade is never an exact copy of our private truth.
Sometimes, our private truth is nearly an exact opposite of what we pretend to be when in public.
Today, I want to encourage you to start bringing your private life in line with your public life. No, I don’t mean start airing all your dirty laundry in the name of being “real.” I mean recognize the areas you need help in and start asking the Lord to help you overcome those struggles, get through the rough spots, and heal the brokenness so that who you pretend to be in public is no longer a charade.
And if you need accountability for who you are in private, find someone who will be there for you in a solidly Biblical way. Someone who will be honest with you, who will build you up and encourage you from Scripture.
Friends, the Lord changes lives every day. He wants your public testimony to line up with your private life. He wants others to see His glory through your victory.
Today, I am praying for you.