Do You Know How to See Hidden Truths?

Do you know how to see hidden truths within ourselves and others? For one reason or another, we have moments where we place masks on to hide our true selves. But, why do we conceal who we honestly are? Meeting new people presents classic moments to participate in this practice. Many lurk behind their forged disguise, allowing only their best self to shine through it while concealing their imperfections. Still, why do we do this? One reason is our need not to be rejected. This false front can make the present moment more successful when we leave our more “colorful” side behind.

Use Caution

Without using caution and awareness of these masks, we can slip into dangerous territory. In fact, I have noticed that it can take up to three years on average for a person’s true character to emerge. My younger, more wounded self, who sought acceptance, frequently fell into the trap of closing my eyes to warning signs. As a result, this reckless trait left me vulnerable to becoming prey to the deceitful actions of dangerous people.

I am grateful to say that I have grown beyond such innocence. To this day, I continue learning how to exercise reasonable caution. Sadly, many never advance in their healing, which is why I am writing this post. Instead of growth, they remain stuck in the same pattern, bouncing from one toxic relationship to another. The only way to move past such a damaging pattern is by seeking hidden truth through open eyes. But first, one must stop relying on fantasy to guide one’s decisions. Reality can often be painful to face. And yet, as John 8:32 says, the truth shall set you free.

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Hiding From Ourselves

Furthermore, we, as human beings, are notorious for hiding from ourselves. We tightly grip onto those carefully fitted masks to keep from seeing our true selves.

On the back cover of my book, The Hidden Diamond, I have disclosed that I came from an abusive family. My mother is one of those people who cling tight to this type of disguise. She conceals her true self from others in a feeble attempt to preserve her reputation. Yet, sadly, she holds up this smokescreen not only for others but also for herself. This act, which she has become an expert at, rules her existence and damages relationships. She sacrificed her life to protect herself from the pain of reality that she remains unable to bear.

Surrender

When someone blatantly hides from themselves, it is tempting to rip off their mask and confront them with the truth. Yet, their covering provides a layer of protection. Only that person knows when they are strong enough to release their veil. If we try to rip it off before they are ready, we could cause them even more damage. And this is where we need to surrender to God. Only our Heavenly Parent knows the proper, gentle method and timing to peel off someone’s mask.

The Hidden Diamond

Time is crucial in discovering the truth of who a person is. This truth cannot be found when hidden under a stack of masks. In The Hidden Diamond, Dakota was the catalyst to provide Aldous with what he needed to strip off his disguise. This wounded soul found God’s grace. With strength from his Savior, Aldous freed himself from those heavily weighted masks he bore for most of his life.

I say “freed himself” instead of God freed him because God gave each of us free agency. This gift of love allows us the choice to step forward and take hold of God’s hand. As our Savior shines a light on the path toward freedom, we again must choose. We choose with each step taken if we will walk with our Lord. 

To My Readers

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