A lot of us share our lives with others like photos we have in our phones. Focusing in on only the details we want to share. We will crop out all the bad, put a filter of joy on it, accentuate the parts we think others will like and then serve it to those we call family, friends, and loved ones.
When the truth is those who really care about you want the whole picture. They want the real you. The you, that only you know when your alone. Not the fabricated you, that covers yourself from the world so that you can walk as far as possible from opinions, doubt, judgement, and disgust. That person you edit to the world is depriving someone else from knowing it’s okay to be real. It’s okay to be who God created you to be.
God made each of us in a particular way to benefit each other in different ways. Believe it or not there are a lot of angles in your original photo that others can learn from, grow with, and enjoy in their own lives. There are even particular focus points that could have possibly brought the exact person into your life that you needed for that season or even for a life time.
So pull out the panoramic lens and capture all that you are and all that you stand for. Put away the filters. Don’t crop out what you think others will dislike. There is freedom in knowing who you are and walking in it daily.