I’m a MLS (that’s the new term for medical transcriptionist) – medical language specialist. I type heart monitor and pacemaker reports (to name a few). When folks go in for checkups the doctor is able to download reports from their machinery that allows them to see if they have been compliant with their devices, how their heart is functioning and compare the symptoms they’ve written in their diaries with the function of their heart. Pretty remarkable. The downloadable content provided allows the doctor to see what needs to be done (if anything) and how to proceed with treatment.
I got to thinking about that in a spiritual sense. If I could download the function of my “heart” I wonder what I would see? Really. What’s inside? How do we function when nobody’s watching? Would the downloadable content from the inside match the actions, words and professions we make in public?
Who we really are privately is who we really are. We can paint on faces, put on pretty clothes and say pretty words in public and be ugly in the privacy of our homes. Who are we with God? Are we as mercy-filled, praising with hands raised when it’s just us and Him as we are in public? True, we can relax and let our guard down at home – that’s understandable. But should we be schizophrenics? Should we…are we two different people – one at home and another in public?
We have the ability to check our content. We can ask God to expose what’s really inside us, who we really are…and deal with the things that aren’t pleasing to Him. It’s good to review our content and certainly better to allow Him to. We all have issues, scars and pain. Those things can make us beautiful if we allow them to, or they can make us ugly. The choice is ours.