SINCERITY IS NOT WEAKNESS
There is a major conference that we get to host annually when ministry commenced. It was quite impactful but financially demanding because of the volume of speakers involved.
One year, I had to write all the speakers telling them about the financial constraints we had. I added that if they decide they could not make it to the meeting, we would not in any way be offended. All the speakers came!
Packaging has killed many great relationships even before they start. Pretending that “All is well” is not faith. Faith is taking rest in the word of God that you have received about a situation.
When you choose pretence and packaging, you deny God the opportunity to manifest His power through your circumstance.
“Faking it like you are making it” is not a healthy sign. Sincerity does not cost much. Most of such strange attitudes are driven by poor self-esteem.
Some of our Fathers in the Faith rode motor bikes for hours to be a blessing and support a friend in ministry. They slept in classrooms. They shared the meal they have. They bonded in obscurity.
We may call Thomas a doubter but his sincere questions got us amazing revelations about Christ.
On a particular occasion, Jesus was telling all the disciples about where He was going.
Jesus: And where I go you know, and the way you know.
Thomas: Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?
(John 14:4-5 NKJV)
I can imagine all other disciples nodding as though they understood what Jesus was saying. Maybe they did. But Thomas would not deceive himself.
To yourself be true!
The answer Thomas got is still a blessing to us to date. What was the answer?
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” John 14:6 NKJV
Do not fake it. It can limit you.
Be sincere. You will surely make it.