31 Days Of Living A Real Life

by | Oct 1, 2017 | 31 Days Of Living A Real Life

Real life.

I tend to be passionate about living one.

real :: genuine; not counterfeit, artificial, or imitation; authentic

A number of years ago I lived in make-believe. I dreamed big dreams and existed as if they were real. I walked through years of pretending to be someone I was not. My thoughts and actions were consumed with striving to measure up and trying to be perfect.

As you can imagine, life was heavy and burdensome.

Until one Saturday morning my dear friend opened my eyes to living a real and authentic life. It was as if a breath of fresh air passed by at that breakfast table, and I was finally able to breathe again. The weight lifted off my shoulders, and my surroundings became a shade brighter.

From that moment on, my life has never been the same. Full of imperfections and flaws, I was now okay with being me.

There’s freedom in living a real life.

There’s freedom in being who God made us to be. After all, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Take a look at Psalm 139:14:

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (NIV)

I also like how the VOICE translation puts it:

I will offer You my grateful heart, for I am Your unique creation, filled with wonder and awe. You have approached even the smallest details with excellence; Your works are wonderful; I carry this knowledge deep within my soul.

What does living a real life mean to you? Do you ever struggle to live authentically, and to live out who God made you to be?

For the next 30 days, friend, I invite you back here. Join me on this journey as we walk a path of discovery and encouragement in resting in truths of what it means to live a real life. It’ll most likely be imperfect and maybe a bit messy, but we’ll be in it together. And, we’ll do what we can to bless each other as we go.

I look forward to what God will teach us. In the meantime, enjoy the truth above. You are God’s unique creation, filled with wonder and awe!

Bless you, friend!

Julie

 

Day 2 Living a Real Life and Celebrating Our Differences

Day 3 Living a Real Life – What Makes You Special?

Day 4 Living a Real Life With No Room For Envy

Day 5 Comparing Ourselves Prevents Us From Living A Real Life

Day 6 Your One-Of-A-Kind Story In Living A Real Life

Day 7 What Does Faith Have To Do With Living A Real Life?

Day 8 Living a Real Life in the Absence of Perfection

Day 9 When Living A Real Life Is Not Easy

Day 10 Living a Real Life in a Fake World

Day 11 Living a Real Life is not a Problem-Free Life

Day 12 Living a Real Life Without Competing

Day 13 3 Ways to Invite Others to Live a Real Life

Day 14 Living a Real Life Allows Us to be Vulnerable

Day 15 You Don’t Have to Wear a Cape to Live a Real Life

Day 16 It’s Okay to Not Be Okay in Real Life

Day 17 Cheering on Others as We Live Real Lives

Day 18 Living a Real Life Without Worrying What Others Think

Day 19 Living a Real Life is a Joy-Filled Life

Day 20 Discover You as You Live a Real Life

Day 21 Living a Real Life Without Second-Guessing

Day 22 Community is Significant in Living a Real Life

Day 23 Qutting is not an Option in Living a Real Life

Day 24 Living a Life of Thankful is Living a Real Life

Day 25 Taking Care of Yourself is a Must in Living Real

Day 26 Living Real is Forgiving Ourselves When We Mess Up

Day 27 Living Real as We Overcome with Good

Day 28 Living Real and Living Loved When We Don’t Feel Like it

Day 29 We Will Follow God to Where We’re Uncomfortable?

Day 30 Freedom is Found in Releasing Our Anxiety and Cares

Day 31 You and Your Life are Genuine, Real and Authentic

 

Previous Post
Next Post

Related posts

Thanks for stopping by.

I’d love to hear from you!

6 Comments

    • Julie Lefebure

      That’s definitely real, Andrew. I appreciate your honesty and I continue to pray for you. I’ll be over to read your words of life soon. Stay strong and tell the dogs and Barbara hello.

      Reply
  1. Tara

    Love this!

    Reply
  2. Kim

    Julie, this post has had me thinking for days now. I’ve had a response struggling to find its way out. At first I kept thinking it was opposite of what you said, because I do not dream big and live in make-believe or strive to measure up. But, am I living real as a result? Nope. I hold back, hesitate, overthink, always in protective mode. All in fear. Of what? I am not sure, but it is not living real. Thank you for causing me to pause and question ways to change the old and find freedom in the new, real, life.

    Reply
    • Julie Lefebure

      Thanks for sharing your response, Kim. I believe we all have something that holds us back from living a real life. Fear is a big one for many. Only when we address it and face it can we move forward into real and authentic living. Sounds like that’s what you are doing! That’s wonderful, Kim! I’m cheering you on and praying for you. <3

      Reply

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Living A Real Life And Celebrating Our Differences - Julie Lefebure - […] we move forward in our 31 Days of Living a Real Life series, this truth is timely for us.…
  2. Living A Real Life - What Makes You Special? - Julie Lefebure - […] you for journeying with me today in our 31 Days of Living a Real Life. Tomorrow we’re looking at…
  3. Living A Real Life With No Room For Envy - Julie Lefebure - […] you for journeying alongside of me today on Day 4 of our 31 Days of Living a Real Life.…
  4. Comparing Ourselves Prevents Us From Living A Real Life - Julie Lefebure - […] are living real today, aren’t we? Thanks for joining me as we continue our journey in 31 Days of…
  5. Your One-Of-A-Kind Story In Living A Real Life - Julie Lefebure - […] landing on Day 6 of our 31 Days of Living a Real Life. You can read all previous posts…
  6. What Does Faith Have To Do With Living A Real Life? - Julie Lefebure - […] is Day 7 of 31 Days of Living a Real Life. You can find the previous posts here. Thanks…
  7. Living A Real Life In Absence Of Perfection - Julie Lefebure - […] we are on Day 8 of 31 Days Of Living A Real Life. You can find the previous posts…
  8. When Living A Real Life Is Not Easy - Julie Lefebure - […] This is Day 9 of our 31 Days Of Living a Real Life. You can read prior posts here.…
  9. Living A Real Life In A Fake World - Julie Lefebure - […] is Day 10 of 31 Days of Living a Real Life series. To read prior posts, click […]
  10. Living A Real Life Is Not A Problem-Free Life - Julie Lefebure - […] we are on Day 11 of 31 Days of Living a Real Life. All prior posts can be found…
  11. Living A Real Life Without Competing - Julie Lefebure - […] Day 12 of 31 Days of Living A Real Life. Thanks for journeying with me! You can read the…
  12. 3 Ways To Invite Others To Live A Real Life - Julie Lefebure - […] linking up with the Five Minute Friday community on this Day 13 of 31 Days of Living a Real…
  13. Living A Real Life Allows Us To Be Vulnerable - Julie Lefebure - […] Day 14 of 31 Days of Living a Real Life. If you’d like to catch up on previous posts,…
  14. You Don't Have To Wear A Cape To Live A Real Life - Julie Lefebure - […] we are on Day 15 of 31 Days of Living A Real Life. We’re half-way! Thanks for journeying with…
  15. Cheering On Others As We Live Real Lives - Julie Lefebure - […] Day 17 of 31 Days of Living a Real Life. It’s a joy to have you here. You can…
  16. Live A Real Life Without Worrying What Others Think - Julie Lefebure - […] Day 18 of 31 Days of Living a Real Life. If you’d like to catch up on previous posts…
  17. Living A Real Life Without Second-Guessing - Julie Lefebure - […] Day 21 of 31 Days of Living a Real Life. You can catch up on all previous posts here.…
  18. Community Is Significant In Living A Real Life - Julie Lefebure - […] is Day 22 of 31 Days of Living a Real Life. It’s been a great three weeks journeying together!…
  19. Quitting Isn't An Option In Living A Real Life - Julie Lefebure - […] Day 23 of 31 Days of Living a Real Life. Thanks for stopping in! If you’d like to catch…
  20. Living A Life Of Thankful Is Living A Real Life - Julie Lefebure - […] is Day 24 of 31 Days of Living a Real Life. You can find all previous posts in this…
  21. Living Real Is Forgiving Ourselves When We Mess Up - Julie Lefebure - […] on Day 26 of 31 Days of Living a Real Life. What a joy it is to have you…
  22. Living Real As We Overcome With Good - Julie Lefebure - […] Day 27 of 31 Days of Living a Real Life. All previous posts in this series can be found…
  23. Living Real And Living Loved When You Don't Feel Like It - Julie Lefebure - […] is Day 28 of 31 Days of Living a Real Life. Lived loved today, friend! If you’d like to…
  24. Will We Follow God To Where We're Uncomfortable? - Julie Lefebure - […] any coincidence God has prompted me to take a giant leap out of my comfort zone during this Living…

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Just for you!

Real encouragement, updates, and free resources from me. 

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This