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  • Writer's pictureJohn Whitehead

I Am for Real

At this point in life, I am always striving to live in a way that points to what I believe. That leads me to ponder if, “I am for real.” Why does this matter? It matters because what I believe should be reflected in how I live.

The way we live speaks louder to those around us than what we say.

For others to believe I am for real will require me to live a consistent life. I need to be the same at work, at play, with family and friends or when serving my Lord.

You see, consistency will be the measure used by those around us to judge if we are for real or not.

A first impression will always have a lasting effect and inconsistency can leave an impression we may not want to leave.

Being for real means who I am and whatever I am doing point to what I believe. For me this has become a greater concern than it used to be.

To be able to believe “I am for real” is one thing. For someone else to think I am for real is another thing entirely. I have always feared that someone may not trust in Jesus because of what they see in me.

Because this possibility is real, our goal should be to live life that points others to Him.

Then we will be able to say, “I am for Real” and perhaps, they will come to know Him because of what they see in us!

1 Peter 2:12, “Live an exemplary life among the natives so that your actions will refute their prejudices. Then they’ll be won over to God’s side and be there to join in the celebration when he arrives”.

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