Five Minute Friday - REAL

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.