“And the eye of the adulterer watches for the twilight, thinking, ‘No eye can see me,’ and covers his face with a mask.”
When we clown around with porn, flirting or affairs, we quickly begin wearing a mask. Sure, we may not physically look like Bozo the clown with the rubber nose and face paint, but we certainly put on a show to imply that everything is fine. The truth is we’re not laughing; we’re dying inside.
We paint on a smile to manage day-to-day life. We believe that inner voice that says we will be rejected if we remove our masks. So we live the life of a pretender, performing acts that would otherwise make us uncomfortable.
Over time, we find ourselves juggling more than we can handle, adding riskier behavior, until we ultimately lose control and everything comes tumbling down.
Clowning around is no way to live!
I have found over the years (contrary to the world’s standards) that STRONG men admit weakness. WEAK men choose to hide behind masks of perfection and success. What kind of man are you?
Keep in mind that ALL masks eventually will be removed, by way of this world, or standing before God. Trust me when I say that the best way to remove the mask is sooner rather than later. Unlike a clown, if you’re found with your pants down it won’t be so funny :)
“We press on to Finishing Strong”
– Steve Kleinheksel