They are all around us.We love them.We embrace them.They have become part of what we, as Americans, ARE.
Think about it.
We all want the perfect house.Our insides are cloaked with leather couches and pretty paint, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and wood flooring.
We all want it.
We want it all. Through credit and our manipulation many of us were able to pull off the American dream of the house with the white picket fence...couple of kids, a dog and MAYBE even a boat or motorcycle.
Credit doesn’t mean cash.Credit doesn’t equal our worth.It’s an illusion that is clearly seen when we fall into hard times.
Every morning I arise and look in the mirror and think...
Where are all these dark circles coming from?My complexion looks like I am 14 all over again!I remember when I had a firm body and everything was perkier.”
And then... Out comes the make-up and out comes the push up bra ~ and I begin sucking-in, tying and strapping things securely where they “belong.”
We choose to be disillusioned.It just feels better.Somehow through our illusions we are in control.
Control of who we are.
What we own.
How we're seen.
Illusion also means a fine plain transparent bobbinet or tulle usually made of silk and used for veils, trimmings, and dresses.
In Exodus 34:34-35 you can read that Moses would remove his veil while talking to God in the Tent of Meeting...but returned the veil so that the people would not see the glow of his face.
He covered it.
Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 3:13-14 "We are NOT like Moses, who put a veil over his face so the people of Israel would not see the glory, even though it was destined to fade away. But the people's minds were hardened, and to this day whenever the old covenant is being read, the same veil covers their minds so they cannot understand the truth."
Paul is so right!
I have many veils that I use when needed. On my way to church I attach my veil. The one that says "God has it all under control so I don't need to share with anyone my problems, concerns, fears or lack of wisdom."
What we fail to realize is that the veil attached IS A LIE.
The veil is an illusion of self-reliance.
God is about relationships.
He wants us to depend on Him. He wants us to create a relationship with him and others. By sharing our experiences and circumstances...praying and helping one another ~ through this we allow HIS GLORY to shine!
So, why do we do this?
Why do we hide who we really are? Why do we cloak ourselves in a veil?