Filters are fake.

I am a scaredy-cat by nature. It’s who I am.

And I married the most spontaneous, adventurous man in the world. He is literally scared of nothing.

Opposites attract, right?

Last week we road ATVs through the mountains, and I literally thought I was going to meet my maker. I was for real riding in fear. While the husband and kids were having the time of their life I was praying through in the back seat.

We took the family picture though. You know the one. We are all smiling and look like we are living our best life. You can see from the picture Frank took of just me that I in fact was living my worst life.

I said all of that to say this:

Don’t let the pictures fool you.
Don’t let social media talk you into a trap of self-doubt, self-loathing, and of being self-conscious.
Don’t compare your real life to their Insta post.

I smiled for the picture, but I wasn’t smiling on the inside.

You don’t know the pain behind their pictures. You don’t know the struggle behind their smiles.
You for real don’t know what other people are battling.

Don’t compare your life to their pictures. A picture is just a visual representation of the outside – not the inside.

After all, filters are fake.

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14

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