Written By: SL Stoutermire

This book discusses a period in my life when I lost my way and had to find God again. It describes the process that I went through to find my way back to God. It discusses the trials and tribulations that I endured. It describes the physical, emotional, social and spiritual difficulties I experienced.

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I didn’t want to write this book. I had no plans to write a book especially not one that spoke of my life in any way. God led me to this book. He placed it in my heart and allowed the Holy Spirit to pour it out of me.

During my journey, I realized how so much of my life was pretense. No one knew the battles that I was experiencing in my life. Every time someone said, “How are you doing?” I did what we all do. I gave a generic response. “I’m doing well.” The truth was, I wasn’t good at all. I was so lost. I felt as if I couldn’t share what I was going through with anyone because….. Well, you just don’t do that. Right?

That’s where the makeup comes into play. We are all using makeup in a metaphorical way to cover up our issues so that we can appear picture perfect. What we end up doing is denying ourselves the opportunity to get help and give a testimony for God. That’s what I did for a very long time. I metaphorically hid behind the makeup. I discovered my true self. I discovered God in new ways. He led me to who I was called to be in Him. He told me that I had to go out and share my testimony regardless of how uncomfortable it was for me in the beginning.

So today, I’m following the instructions of God and giving my testimony. It’s okay to not be okay, I’m encouraging everyone to remove the makeup.


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