True Colors

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Have you ever discovered someone’s true colors? Usually this term refers to a negative trait discovered in someone. It is shocking. Overwhelming. Saddening. Heart-breaking. Relationship defining. It stinks!

I have had far too much experience discovering “true colors” in the past several years. Part of it comes because as I grow and get emotionally healthier, I see the dysfunction around me more clearly. Part of it is due to the fact that I give people the benefit of the doubt and far too many second chances. Compassion and understanding have a limit on earth. When “true colors” are discovered, a choice needs to be made. Stay in and work toward a resolution/acceptance or get out.

I have chosen both paths. Both are painful. Both require time and emotionally energy. Both require hard conversations. Both are equally Christian. Both are opportunities to grow.

I continue making new relationships and investing in old ones, because my identity, my source of strength, is based on the One who will never show me His “true colors.” They just don’t exist.

” Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8 NIV

He is my rock. He is my strength. He is who I turn to when once again “true colors” are revealed. He is consistent. He is trustworthy. He is my God.

If you recently found out someone’s “true colors,” turn to the one who will  never shock you with who He is. For He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Our hope.

Dream Big! Pray Big!

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