Jesus told us to ignore people who talk big but don’t act big and to honor those who talk small but act big. Jesus sees past our rhetoric and our stream of words to see the heart of what we’re really about. And the best way to determine what we’re really about is to study what we do in life.
In our culture today, it’s common to share everything publicly. What we eat, our opinions on current events, what our kids are up to–every detail is welcomed online. Sometimes these status updates, videos, and photos reflect our true hearts and lives; other times they reflect only what we WANT people to think about our hearts and lives.
Jesus cares about who we REALLY are–not the “best version” of ourselves that we choose to share in public.
Ask the Holy Spirit to show you any areas in your life where you’re putting on a show, or trying to follow the rules of what you’re “supposed” to do. Then imagine yourself peeling away your layers–your Facebook layer, your professional layer, your parent layer–until all your layers are gone. Then picture yourself walking to Jesus without any layers. Pay attention to what he says or does next.