Just Be Yourself

gorillaThe gorilla at the zoo died. The zookeeper couldn’t afford to buy another gorilla, so he hired a man to dress up in a gorilla suit. The man ate bananas, beat his chest and swung on a rope, fooling all the visitors at the zoo.

One day, the man swung out too far and lost his grip on the rope, falling into the lion’s den. Frightened out of his mind, he started screaming, “Help! Help!”

Before anyone could tell where the screams were coming from, the lion jumped on the man in the gorilla costume and held him down. Then the lion whispered, “If you don’t keep quiet, you’ll get us both fired!”

Sometimes we are tempted to pretend to be someone other than who we really are. The Bible urges us to be honest with our self-assessments. Romans 12:3 says, “…Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.”

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