Thursday, May 3, 2012

5 Minute Friday - Let's Be Honest

Let's be honest...no one's really honest anymore. We choose our words carefully. Or maybe we don't. We people-please our way through work, friendships, dating, etc. all in the name of our comfort, because we just don't think anyone could handle it if we were truly, completely authentic.

REAL.

Every once in a while, we run across one of those people that we can truly be ourselves with and say how it is. They've loved us at our worst, celebrated our best, and somehow they handle all the in between just fine.

They're the ones we tell how we really feel about the decision that was made at work or the first ones we text when a guy breaks our heart. They are the first line of defense when the world is caving in, and oddly enough, they are the ones honest enough to tell us the world is caving in because we called the wrong shot.

I wonder what life would be like if everyone lived vulnerable, authentic, REAL. What if we made a commitment to live real, think real, speak real, BE REAL?

We've catered to the politically correct agenda when what we believe or what we think or what needs to be said is toned down because someone else just won't like it. LAME. News flash...you can't be all things to all people. And the truth sucks. Own it, get over it, and don't be afraid to speak it.

Let's be honest....being REAL is more than showing who we are to that one person. It's living in such a way that the whole world knows who we are, where we stand, and what we believe. Speaking the truth in love. Living boldly. Loving deeply. Speaking honestly.

And living authentically. Courageously. Because we were made uniquely, stamped by the fingerprint of the Creator. And there's too much at stake not to live like it.

REAL.

Linking up with Gypsy Mama.

6 comments:

  1. Yes!  We are all made uniquely and we need to live like it!  Good stuff - I needed that reminder.  I can get so caught up in insecurities and people pleasing all too often.  Great 5 minute post.

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  2. Preach it, girl!

    "Every once in a while, we run across one of those people that we can truly be ourselves with and say how it is. They've loved us at our worst and celebrated our best, and somehow they handle all the in between just fine." <--- This is the good stuff!!

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  3. To have those types of relationships to share is rare - yet so real.  Thank you for describing what we so need in our lives.

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  4. StephBethNickelMay 4, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    I love this post. My son, who is 23 and recently graduated from Bible college, wants very much to live a fully integrated, authentic life, one that is 100 percent genuine. It's tough, but I'm with him - and you. It doesn't mean we bullheadedly refuse to listen to that friend who, as you said, lets us know when the cave-in is our own fault, but we don't compromise what we believe to be true either. Here's to living authentically, to speaking the truth in love, to being the people we were created to be!

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  5. Jacqueline MukwetoMay 4, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Love it! I have to add that being real sometimes does not make you most popular. You may only have few close friends. Many people do not want real people around them. Many people like to only hear the nice sweet fluffy stuff.They like to keep things shallow. 

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  6. Thank you for sharing your heart! This is something that I needed to hear today! 

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