I spoke to a group of young people last night about posers.  We all have been a poser.  We all have pretended to be someone or something we are not.  I talked about the story of the disciple Peter.  You know the one.  Where he denied knowing Christ three times before some rooster crowed. 

I realized this story is not just about a man denying his knowledge of Christ.  It’s about a man denying who HE is.  How often we pose to please people.  We pose, because we don’t want to rock the proverbial boat.  We pose, because we fear rejection.  We pose, because we want to seem normal.

But, I’ve seen normal.

And, I really don’t think I like it.

It’s normal to gossip.  It’s normal to be selfish.  It’s normal to do the church thing on Sunday and then live a life that doesn’t please my Father.  There is a lot of “normal” that really isn’t good at all.  So, why pose? 

I know this is usually a struggle more for young people than adults….maybe.  But, we have all posed at some point in our life.  The issue at hand, however, is not the fact that we deny Christ in the process.  It’s the fact that we deny who WE are.

You are a child of the King.  The power that raised Christ from the dead is inside of you.  You aren’t who people say you are.  You are who God says you are. 

Don’t ever deny that.


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4 responses to “Posers.

  1. Tammy

    A very powerful message. Thank you!

  2. Ohhhh I could just hug you! You have such amazing insight! AND you have a way of putting things so when you read it you say “well that makes sense” and “I see EXACTLY what she means” – Keep doing what you do! It’s wonderful!

  3. Pepper Bobo

    Dusty – you are such a blessing! It is wonderful waking up to your words of wisdom so eloquently phrased and completely applicable. I’m so glad you are back posting regularly!

  4. Brenda

    I can honestly say that it is not just teenagers that pretend to be someone they are not. So many adults play the “Game” to “fit in”, to be accepted, to climb the social ladder, to try to regain their youth, and the list goes on and on. I can honestly say that I am me. People can either love me or hate me but I am who God made me to be and I am proud of it. I have “rocked the boat” when I have stood up for what I believe and no one can change my mind on my morals, ethics, or beliefs. If teenagers and adults would just realize that the people that they are trying to impress or get acceptance from will probably not be a part of their life after high school, college, or the next season of their life, they could stop posing and be themselves. They might just find that they like themselves just the way God made them and know HE has a reason for that!

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