Are we really chasing after God? ....or chasing that image of the American dream to look good for the American people that surround us.
Not knowing that put us in a consistent place of lights, camera, action....play act...dramatize life style on stage on a day to day bases.
Afraid for someone to see the real us, afraid of what someone may think about us, afraid of the looks of rejection, the fear of not feeling important, because of the fear being alone.
Look at us a bunch of scareddy cats...chasing a image trying to impress.. so we can be chased by a bunch of people that don't know who they are because they chasing the same thing we chasing because they feeling the same way we feeling...what is that feeling?..What!! You don't know? It's called FEAR of rejection.....a need for validation...we become an embodiment of F.E.A.R... False Evidence Appearing to be Real...the whole time giving people fantasy about ourselves..false perceptions....so when we walk around saying I'm not scared of nobody...ummm think again...we afraid of what someone may think about the real us...thinking that the abundance of possession, promotion, status & relationship define who we really are..and in return we want the applause of people or the accolades of our peers. We're in fear toward the wrong ones.
Our purpose should be to please God, beginning of wisdom is to fear God (reverence) because everyone you standing before to accept their judgment concerning your present state will have to do the same...stand before God on judgment day...so I say step off .... stage and remove the masks.
I Timothy 1:7 NKJV
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Proverbs 1:7 NKJV
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.