Friday, January 15, 2010

Three Faces

In my men's group we are going through a study called Men's Fraternity. Men's Frat is a three year study led by Robert Lewis which is excellent. Our group is midway through our third year and this morning we discussed the things in our life that are adventure busters.

One of the things Lewis shared was that leading a "double life" can rob us of our adventure. He said this is something that is so subtle and it can easily creep up on us, especially if we are Christians.

The reason this is so for Christians is that oftentimes our three faces aren't very close to one another.

He said that each of us has three faces: the public face, the private face and the personal face. The public face is what everyone knows when they see us. The private face is what a few close to us know. The personal face is who we are at our core.

As Christians, oftentimes we put on this public face that is expected of us while inside we are really a mess--our personal face is totally different...our walk isn't matching our talk.

The closer these three faces are to each other, the more healthy we are.

I just looked up the definition of "integrity" and one of the definitions I found was this: "The quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness." Being whole or undivided...interesting. In other words, not having a division between our three faces = integrity.

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
James 1:5-8


கிருஷ்ணமூர்த்தி said...

really iron man is one of the best action movies but in a point the movies that are right now in cinema i think are better than iron man
if we're talkin about iron man if we compare with terminator 4 i like more the last one
Wow I enjoyed the Iron Man movie today! would you? What a move this is! If i were Iron Man!!! It is the best and best action movie!
Have a nice time

Red Letter Believers said...

Thanks for making me "face" myself. A great post - really!

Jim Lange said...

Red Letter, thanks for checking in and thanks for the encouragement!