Don’t Fake It

Jesus had a teaching moment with His disciples that is easy to miss and easy to misunderstand.  

On the way to the Temple, Jesus came to a fig tree that was advertising that it had fruit with its full leaves. When He checked it, the tree had none and Jesus is not a fan of false advertising.  

Jesus spoke to the fig tree: “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” (Mark 11:14 NIV)

On the way back, his friends saw that it had withered to its roots and was utterly dead.  

The world says fake it until you make it but God is not okay with us pretending that everything is okay when it is not. 

He would rather that we would be honest.

God meets you where you are, not where you wish you were.

My friend, you do not ever have to “fake it until you make it” with God.

Be honest with where you are and ask God to meet you there.

He will.

Fruitless…

 

Jesus had a teaching moment with His disciples that is easy to miss and easy to misunderstand. 

On His was to cleanse the Temple, Jesus spoke these words to a fig tree: “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” (Mark 11:14)

You see, the tree was advertising that it had fruit with its full leaves. When He checked it, the tree had none and Jesus is not a fan of false advertising.  

On their way back, they saw that it had withered to its roots and was utterly dead.  

The world says fake it until you make it but God is never okay with us pretending that everything is okay when it is not.

He would rather that we would be honest and say to Him, “I’ve got nothing today and I need help.”

My friend, you do not ever have to “fake it until you make it” with God. Be honest with Him today knowing that He is ready to give you what you need.