Fake It Until You Make It - It's All Lies!

We are told by motivational speakers to "fake it until you make it" or "fake it until you become it."  But what does our Lord say?

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without uncertainty or insincerity.  ~James 3:17

Without uncertainty or insincerity... without insincerity... another way to say this is without hypocrisy.  Did you know hypocrite means to act like someone else or a shorter definition is actor.  

So how can prayer help us to not be hypocrites?  We should be authentic even in our struggles, in our wrestling with God.  If we can pray our struggles, i.e.,

I believe; help my unbelief! ~Mark 9:24

So today, my prayer is:

O My Jesus,

help me to be authentic!

You know my struggles, you know my weakness.

There is no place within me that is hidden from you.

I lift my burdens to you as I carry my cross daily.

Help me, my Redeemer, help me!


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