Fake news and fraud appear to be everywhere these days. Not only are the headlines brimming with of them, but our hearts are on guard as a result. We don’t know what and who to trust anymore. Please don’t tell me gone are the days of “honesty is the best policy.”
Photos are retouched. Stories are revised. Products are reworked. Is there anything real or genuine anymore? We begin to wonder and question what’s valid and what’s not. Can’t we just be real?
It’s not easy living a real life in a fake world.
No, it’s most certainly not. Are you as tired of the fake as I am?
We don’t have to look too far in this world before we see it’s far from real. Somehow it has gotten way off-track. Sure, we may each have our own ideas of the cause, but instead of fixating on that, let’s ask ourselves, how do we fix it? Can we fix it? By ourselves we may not be able to change it completely, but together we can certainly make a difference. We can certainly be the change we want to see.
3 Ways to Live a Real Life in a Fake World
1 – Instead of trying to fit in, be yourself.
You weren’t created to blend in, but to stand out. The light that’s within you is meant to shine bright into the lives of others and into this world. Be you… the most incredible you.
2 – Instead of sinking in what’s fake, stand for truth.
What’s fake smothers us, but what’s true empowers us. When we stand for truth, real freedom follows.
“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 CEV
3 – Instead of living for this world, thrive for the next.
It’s good to be reminded this world is not our home.
For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come. Hebrews 13:14 NLT
Our home is in heaven. May we be about living real in this world to thrive in the next. That’s the one that’s truly real. That’s the one that matters most, because that’s where we’ll reside forever.
No, living a real life in a fake world isn’t easy. But, friend, it’s worth it.
Now it’s your turn. What are some tangible ways you live a real life in this world? I’d love to read them, and in maybe sharing what you do will help another live real too!
This is Day 10 of 31 Days of Living a Real Life series. To read prior posts, click here. We’re linking up with my friend Crystal today. You’ll be encouraged visiting her space!
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Tough job. So simple to say, but so hard to implement at times. Love this
It sure is! Easier said than done. Thanks for stopping over! Bless you.
It’s scary to be real in a fake world! It leaves us vulnerable to the world’s critical eye, but God never intended for us to hide behind fig leaves or anything else for that matter so we (I) need to be willing to be Me and trust God will use all my wrinkles, blemishes, and weaknesses for His good! I’m still working on this! (It’s that darned ole perfectionist rearing it’s ugly head!) Such a great post Julie! Keep em coming! I’ve needed every message!
Cindy, it does leave us vulnerable in this world, and I appreciate your words about hiding behind fig leaves! One of my future posts has to do with vulnerability. May I use a couple of your words? You are a beautiful work in progress, my friend. So glad God doesn’t give up on us!
Amen to not giving up!!! Especially for us slow learners! I’d be honored for you to use some of my words. Thank you!
Thanks, Cindy. May we continue to press on! Bless you, friend!
It so isn’t easy , but is so worth it!
Hey Julie, almost neighbor, at Crystal Storms today!!!! Keep it REAL!
Thanks, Susan! You too! Blessings.