Real or Fake? Who do you project?

Community.. what does that mean? The dictionary definition tells us the following: a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

So why am I talking about community? Community is what I think of when I think of my life group. We are coming together to fellowship with shared common attitudes, interests, and goals. What are those common things.. well, our love of Jesus and our love for each other.

If you haven’t figured it out, I LOVE my life group. Monday nights are something I look forward to as do the other members of my group. It’s the one place where we can be raw and real with each other. This is especially important to me because I have lived my life wearing masks to protect others’ feelings while ignoring my own.
I have realized that I can no longer do this. Why? Because it is too hard and I would rather live authentically with people.

My life group gives me the ability to be myself when the world is yelling at me to be someone else. Jesus calls me to be authentic to the world so that through me, I reflect Him.

Romans 12 verses 1 & 2 from the Message version tells us how to live authentically and reflect Him.
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

I choose real over falseness any day. Do you have people in your life willing to be raw and real with you and are you willing to be that for someone else? Friends, we all need someone or to be that for someone else. If I can be that for you, please let me know.

All my love to you,

Diane

P.S. Please feel free to share my posts. I want God to be glorified in as many lives as possible. Thank you

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