Saturday, December 17, 2011

12/17/11 - Being Real

People crave real authentic people. We live in a world where our interactions are so one-dimensional...with blogs, facebook, twitter, and other social outlets. We often only allow people to see the side of us that we want them to see.

We often don't share the pain, the yuck, the junk, or the sad things in our life. I am not advocating that we use these social outlets as a chance to bear our souls for shock value or to just to vent.

But those people in our real life, are they seeing us for who we really are? Are we wearing masks to keep up the pretense that all is well?

You know, no one has it all together! No one has a perfect marriage, perfect life, perfect parents, perfect body, perfect anything! We live in an imperfect world. We're sinners...all of us!

I appreciate friendships where there is no "playing", no pretending, but authentic fellowship for the glory of God. May God allow all His people to be in community with others where there's no masks or pretending!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

It is so easy to see certain people as seeming to have all their ducks in a row. They put on a front and I've noticed that they have a wall up. Maybe they're afraid that their yucky stuff will leak out! But, believe it or not, sometimes letting the yucky stuff out is an encouragement to others.