Do we look like cars? (#cmdevo verticalconnection)
I am a person who has a long road trip before reaching my school, and of course back home. During my journey, I fail to see many types of cars, some are of the year and others and a little older, many are very fine and expensive brands, while others are less glamorous. It can also distinguish between those sports cars and of course no shortage of bikes and trucks. But just as I have seen many of these vehicles when they have an accident and no matter how expensive, new, humble or old they are, they all have something in common-they are ugly inside.
If you have ever seen a car with a missing body (the outside of the car), you have probably noticed that what is exposed are a number of very poorly presented parts, welded joints in the chassis, some wires crossed, plastic and even in most cases the car stops looking attractive, no matter how flashy it once was. But far worse is when our “wisdom” we try to mend what’s missing in the car, you’ve surely seen a black bag, where before there was a window, or red plastic where it should go light or maybe a tape black holding a mirror to prevent a fall. This definitely creates a worse image.
Have you ever thought of how ugly it is when we try to “patch” the unattractive things in our lives? It’s no secret that we all have areas in our character and personality that are not very polished, and our response is to cover them with a practical patch “Religiosity”. Before recognizing what we lack, we use excuses that sound very spiritual to “cover” the reality. Our “wisdom” tells us that we can not recognize our faults, unlike cover them and pretend that we are perfect and we do not need anything. But actually ended up seeing much worse than if only we could recognize our faults.
God does not want us to use this kind of “patch” He is the quintessential potter. He desires to polish us up, cleanse, perfected and covering up with a blanket of genuine holiness. Do not look for ways to cover that which shames us, God knows our weaknesses and struggles, we can come boldly before the throne, and let us into his hands, that He make us people who may be worthy of imitation, not because we are perfect, but because we have understood that we are so imperfect that only in God’s hands can become useful.
What areas in your life need a real change and not a religious patch? Present it today before God and he’ll completely restore it.
‘’ Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.’’ – 1Peter 3:3-4
Devotional series: Vertical Connection by the Color Movement (#cmdevo vertical connection)
Posted by: Julianne Vasquez //Personal // Color Movement