This majestic eagle’s picture was taken at TWIN PINE MANOR B&B in Euphrata, PA and from a distance it looked like the real thing, but as we got closer it didn’t budge and we started to see the tell tale signs of an artificial bird. How many times have we exhibited this trait? Presenting ourselves as something we are not to others? Now I’m not talking about “faking it till you make it”,but outright duplicity and deception ~ the wooden Eagle. What about you are you a “Wooden Eagle” or a “Real Eagle”? Are your relationships sincere? Are you the same person behind closed doors and in public?
“Character is like a tree and Reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it and the tree is the real thing”~ Abraham Lincoln
The question of how congruent our reputation and character are, is always difficult to face, but once answered you aren’t confused by your own facade or perplexed by the myriad of fronts you have to put up. You don’t have to worry about getting caught or being discovered. All anyone will find is the same you. The real journey to completeness however, begins when we stop lying to ourselves.
People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will be exposed. Proverbs 10:9 NLT http://ift.tt/2zM11SO