And You Thought I had it All Together by Pablo Giacopelli
By Pablo Giacopelli
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By Pablo Giacopelli
OFFICIAL REAL, RAW, AND UNCENSORED DISCLOSURE TO THE WORLD
Many ask and I am sure even many more wonder what I mean when I say that I long to be raw, real, and uncensored to God and the rest of us.
Well before I tackle this let me tell you that the reason I have decided to share this is because I have noticed that there seems to still be this notion and false belief that somehow those of us that write and share our discoveries through books have it altogether and have somehow reached some sort of utopia that only the few and privilege can.
Please let me begin by telling you that as far as I am concerned this is not true at all and in fact it is because it is quite the opposite that I am able to share and appreciate what others maybe also struggle with. You see the fact is that I have struggled, and still do at times, with such deep darkness in my life that it has enabled me to better glance and appreciate how freeing Godâ€™s light is when I see it. The deep wars with insecurity and doubt that I often face are the reason that helps me to tell you with some license how comforting and still this place within you truly is when you allow Jesus to reconnect you to it as he shows you the way back to where it all started (His Kingdom). Or maybe it is the dryness and solace that my futile attempts to get it right have delivered into my life, why my eyes have been opened to be able to grasp, if even for a moment, how freeing and awesome his unconditional love and grace truly are. Or maybe it is the gallons that I have drunk from the cup of lust, that robbed me of the very intimacy they promised at first, why I can savor and experience and tell you that what God extends to all of us is an ever filling and fulfilling intimacy like no other.
And so you see it would not be real if I tried to hide it behind the mask of my brilliant and illusional performance. It would not be raw if I attempted to cook it in the simmering oil of my false pretenses. And it would most certainly not be uncensored if I tried to censored it behind the false facade of my own salvation plan and self-righteousness.
Today make no mistake. The only reason our true self is complete, perfect, and at peace is because God is part of it and not because we are somehow self sufficient and amazing on our own right. And the only way we will have any chance of experiencing it is by embracing the whole of ourselves which includes all those parts of us that are not pretty, are dirty, broken, shameful, and down right sinful a.k.a. our false self.
Any other way or anything else are lies told by a flawed system called religion.
PS - I feel so strongly about this that I wrote a book about it called The Modern Fig Leaf. I humbly invite you to check it out by clicking here.
Have you ever wondered why the Father said over Jesus "This is my son in whom I am well pleased?" As I consider these affirming words I also realize interestingly enough that up until then Jesus the man had not done anything whatsoever of significance according to the standards of the world. His life had been lived in complete obscurity serving alongside Joseph in the family's "handyman" business. No special awards had been awarded to Him. No position of significance had been attained and no resume could have been submitted. His was just a normal life of daily routine like the rest of us, yet God was still very well pleased with him.
I was listening a short while ago at an Evangelist share the Gospel according to his perspective. He spoke for a while and towards the end of his time he started to share about this movie that God is going to show to everyone. He spoke how everyone would get to see all the bad things we did both in public and in private. I must admit that as I listened to him I felt a blanket of shame attempt to cover the whole of my being. So strong was the feeling that it made me shift my position on my seat. As I turned off the TV I began to contemplate what I had just heard. I began to recall how I once long ago subscribed to this very heavenly movie theatre experience and perspective. Yet today what I once vociferously supported, didn't quite sit the right way within me.
The tallest building in the world is 32604 inches high. It was built inch by inch. Carefully crafted together piece by piece. Now that it is finished we don't see it as inch by inch but instead we see it as the tallest building in the world, though what we really see is what happens when you put 32604 inches together one at a time. Have a look at snowflakes, which are one of the weakest things in nature. Yet if you put thousands of them together they are capable of stopping traffic and bringing a whole city to a stand still. These two things on their own are meaningless but string enough of them together and you can see the extraordinary take place.