Do you know the meaning of the word: “imposter?”
It means: a person who practices deception under an assumed character, identity, or name.
The one word that is very close to the word impostor is masquerade. And the word masquerade is defined as: false outward show; disguise.
A masquerade or an imposter leads a double life. He may look from the outside as someone who is a serious servant of God who doesn’t compromise but in his/her private life, he/she leads a sinful life.
Do you know if a person chooses to be an “imposter” he/she can get to the point where nobody can help him/her?
If for example a husband who is an imposter has a marriage problem and goes to marriage counseling, he presents himself to the counselor as someone who is very spiritual. And the counselor looks at his wife with a suspicious look that says, “Why are you complaining about this kind and spiritual man?”
Wow! Do you know that nobody can help an imposter, not even God? Nobody! Until he/she comes to his/her senses and says to him/herself, “Enough of this life,” he/she lives in darkness. It doesn’t matter if he/she goes to the church and gets involved in a ministry; he/she lives in darkness.
Do you know a big imposter? You guessed it! It is the devil! Listen what the Bible says:
“For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
Who are we lying to when we masquerade and impose? To no one but ourselves!
Abraham Lincoln once said, “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”
That means God knows who we really are and other people will eventually come to know who we really are. So when we impose, we pretty much lying to nobody but to ourselves. Think about it!
Let’s be true to ourselves, others and God because that is where we find our healing. ///