Authenticity Versus Pretense

Authenticity is said to be the highest value in our postmodern culture because it aligns our lives from the inside out.Consequently, we deconstruct every person we encounter to discover whether he or she is truly authentic.

Pretense, the opposite of authenticity, misaligns our lives from the outside in. In the collector car world, we call this a cosmetic restoration-a vehicle is spruced up on the outside just enough to fool others that it is restored.

Authentic restoration begins when we surrender our pretense to the Restorer, who aligns our lives from the inside out, giving us peace. Paul wrote, “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7). Are you pretending from the outside in? Surrender to the Restorer who will align your life with His from the inside out.

For more, watch The Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse, Episode 1: Sand, Stone & Clay

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