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One of the most disheartening things that we, as leaders in the church, have watched over and again, particularly with younger people who are raised right in the church, is when they start dabbling in the world, thinking they can maintain both, and then get drawn away—and I don’t mean just going outside of their box. I mean “they build another box,” or “create a new identity,” or “set up another social media account.”

James 1:8 says, “A double minded man is unstable in ALL his ways.”

It DOES NOT WORK! As the old saying goes, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive” (Walter Scott). Be true to yourself, be authentic (not fake), and don’t pretend. No one is better at being you than YOU! Walk out your own salvation. Love Jesus passionately. Make Heaven!

—Trish Barclay