2020 the year that masks became normalized and required.
However, I’m not talking about that kind of mask, but we all wear masks to hide our insecurities. In Levi Lusko’s book I Declare War, he has a quiz that will help you identify your mask. Take the quiz and see how accurate it is. Mine is definitely on point.
Here is the mask I got. This mask is what kept me using alcohol for so many years as my shield and comfort. Now without the booze I have to feel feelings and am learning emotional sobriety.
The I’m Fine Mask
This mask says, “Everything is fine!” This is the mask where it doesn’t matter how much you’re hurting or how much things aren’t fine — you’re fine. This is a mask that refuses to admit any sort of discomfort and just makes sure everyone knows that you’re okay, that everything is awesome, that everything is cool. Wearing this mask can cause you to quickly brush away emotions. This is the veneer that says “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me”
What is hiding behind your “I’m Fine” mask? A person who is made and loved by God. The truth is, your mask is holding you back. When you put on a mask, you are masking yourself off from God’s blessing. He wants to cover you with favor, grace, love, and blessing, but it’s hard for God’s blessing to reach what you have covered up. The good news is you can choose to take the mask off. That’s scary, I know. You may have been wearing this mask for so long that you don’t even know what life would be like without it, but let me tell you: life without this mask looks like freedom.