Image matters to me, so I try to follow what’s trending in fashion, music, and technology. I want others to see me as having it all together.
You are always making yourselves look good, but God sees what is in your heart.
Luke 16:15a (CEV)
But I also want others to know that there’s much more to me than the way I look. Instead of judging me solely by my appearance, I want people to look beneath the surface to see who I really am. I want my friends to care about my struggles, my joys, my pain. I want them to know who I am inside.
And I owe it to my friends to do the same for them. If I get to know my friends only by what I see on the outside, I am not being fair to them—and certainly not a real friend.
HELP ME TO SEE: God, teach us to look beyond appearances and to see people’s hearts as you do. Help us to love others inside and out.