For many years I hid from my true self through my performance in ministry. I constructed an identity through sermons, books and storytelling. I rationalized that if the majority of Christians thought well of me, there was nothing wrong with me. The more I invested in ministerial success, the more real the impostor became. Continue reading
Next day, I took my identifying papers in a folder and headed to the courthouse from my desk. As I walked down the sidewalk to the courthouse, I sensed my emotions changing. I sensed “challenge” and the need for courage. Dealing with any “system,” governmental or otherwise has always been a battle for me. Continue reading
In the 5th grade something happened in the school cafeteria which I observed along with many other
students. Two boys were playing with red plastic ketchup bottles after lunch before the bell rang and one of them figured out that if you squeezed the bottle fast enough and with enough pressure–you could make the ketchup hit the ceiling. He did that a couple of times with many students looking on.
At the supper table that night this topic came up and my dad was curious about what happened and who was involved. So, he asked questions to find out what happened and who did it. He then decided to call the principal after supper and tell him what happened. When he came back to the den, not thinking about how it might play out the next day at school, he didn’t give me any advice or guide me about anything to say if someone asked about what he told the principal.
Some many experiences make us who we are today. But, some parts of who we are, are fake, not authentic. Jesus calls us to be genuine and honest. You can get there–believe me, I am seeing men and women do it every day.
This could be one used in the pose section either early on or much later in the details.
When Chris Beall admitted his pornography addiction to his wife Cindy, they made the tough decision to work on marriage restoration.
He was a poser, lying to his wife, but miraculiously redeemed by God.