This is my first Five Minute Friday. I wrote this post in five minutes with just a one word prompt - REAL.
There is pressure to be real, to be genuine. It is easier said than done. Not because I don’t desire to be real, to share my true self with others, but because sometimes I’m not even sure what my real self is.
Tonight I took a personality quiz. During every second of every question, I am questioning my own answers. Is this really what I’m like, or is this what I think I’m like, or Is this what I wish I was like?
I want to be real, I want to be transparently self. Because I’ve been convinced by others and my own convictions that it is important. Important for friendship, community, and representing Christ to the world.
I don’t know if we will ever be able to be real in this fallen world, but I will continue to try. I will continue to show my hand even when I don’t like the cards I’ve been dealt. I will not resist the pressure to be real.