Leave behind the cheap imitation

A sketchnote – Keeks

This is an ongoing series about the book Love Does by Bob Goff. I am exploring each chapter and sharing a few of my thoughts.

Chapter 22 – The Puppeteer

In a world offering us the choices of imitations and originality, we often choose to hide behind the fake. Or at least I do. I bet I’m not the only one.

In this chapter, Bob writes about the beauty of us being original and that we are created by the master artist. He encourages the reader to remain real and know that we are still beautiful and loved and God’s very own. Bob urges us to put the fake version of ourselves away.

God invites us to be new creations, original art, and to live a life of engagement. He says to leave the cheap imitation in a closet somewhere. He doesn’t say when you hang the real you out there-the priceless one-that things will go great either. It’s pretty clear from watching Jesus’ followers past and present that when you risk the real you, you’ll probably take a hit. God did when He hung Jesus out there. But one thing I do know is this: when we do take hits, and we will, God isn’t going to think less of us.

To read an excerpt check out Bob’s guest post for Donald Miller here.



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