Transparent

You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule. Matthew 5:3  MSG

What lives in the dark dies in the light.

Did you ever see the movie Superman II? The really good one with Christopher Reeves.  In it Lois Lane and Clark Kent are doing a news story under cover. Lois Lane confronts Clark Kent on the fact that when Superman shows up, suddenly Clark Kent is no longer around. Clark knows he has been found out. Something happens in that moment that can only be pulled off by an actor that has amazing skill. Right in front of our eyes Clark Kent transforms into Superman. No special effects. No lighting. No film tricks. Clark Kent removes his facade and is no longer Clark Kent. He is now Superman. A change has occurred. There is no more Clark Kent. He and Superman have become one person.

Recovery demands that we move from hiding behind the mask of Superman to being Clark Kent. We’ve played the role of being a super hero in our own minds for a very long time. But it was always just a role and never reality.

It takes time to get comfortable not wearing a mask. Many of us have difficulty simply talking to people without our masks. Our masks protected us. Now we have to stop getting through this life on our own power. We have to trust Christ as we begin the process of letting others in.

The road to recovery is a process of becoming transparent. We are no longer playing the role of Superman. When we stop playing the role of Superman, we find a real strength and power. And this power can not be taken away by Kryptonte. This power comes from the real source of all Power, Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, you are the light that shines brightly in my life. Help me to be more open and honest as I travel down this road to recovery. Shine your light on the dark places in my life. So that there is nothing hidden and I am transparent, real and honest. I pray all this in your Son’s name. Amen.

Hosanna Poetry – These Waters

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