So, I go to this Sunday School class called Marriage and Family Relations. I go to a church with mostly singles, so the class is geared towards us. Today the topic was about making decisions…specifically whether to move a relationship forward, or cut your losses and go.
The instructor, who is married, talked about the importance of discovering whether the person you are dating is “the real deal”. And then he talked about the importance of self-analysis and said that, in his opinion, one of the most important things we could do today, was to ask ourselves, “Am I the real deal?” Does your cover represent your book?
I think this applies to a lot more than romantic relationships. I think you can ask that question in any aspect of your life; at work, at home, at church, with friends. When people open my cover, are they getting the story they think they are? The truth is I judge books by their covers. I expect what I read to match what the cover has sold. Unfortunately, sometimes I find that what is on the cover is better than the story inside, but occasionally, the cover doesn’t do justice to the book.
So, if your cover doesn’t match your story, which one needs to change?