You thought I was going to talk about running didn’t you? That’s tomorrow.
I’ve been wondering why it’s so hard to talk about our walk. Not our faith. It’s easy for most people to talk about their faith. What they believe and why they believe. Don’t you think so?
I believe it is much harder for us to be real about our walk. Harder for us to be real about where He has us headed. Harder for us to be real about where He has rescued us from. Harder for us to be real with one another about questions. Harder for us to be real about grief and trials.
And quite frankly… I’m tired of it. Tired of the church lady faces and the smiles and nods and the constant “acting like we are fine” when we aren’t, just to save face. Things may be fine in the scheme of things and in some situations it’s not okay to just dump everything out there… how hard would it be to have an intimate conversation with a friend in the middle of a crowd of 80 celebrating said friends parent’s 75th wedding anniversary? Awkward.
But some days, we aren’t fine. The state of our hearts aren’t fine. Our motives are not fine. Our attitudes aren’t fine. So why, then, is it okay to say we are fine? Who are we hiding from? Certainly, not God. You know that whole Omnipresent thing He’s got going on… kinda dumb to even pretend that you are, I am, hiding anything from Him.
I do believe that it’s okay not to burden EVERY person at work with how you are really feeling.. every moment. I do believe that you should have one or two people you work with, do life with, who you can be real with. It goes back to the be known and to know thing I mentioned Tuesday. It’s important. God desires for us to be in fellowship with one another. He desires for us be in community with one another. We were created for fellowship with Him.
We were also created for walking our faith out alongside our brothers and sisters. Without judgment. Without pretense. Without prejudice.
In the coming weeks, I really want to share my story with you and encourage you to share yours. We’ll dig deeper into why it’s so hard to be real about our walk.
First.. let me introduce to one of the most real chicks I know. She’s a local chick that I reconnected with at Blissdom 2011 last year. She has the funniest blog and the cutest shop!
Meet Hillary from the other mama and Mint Julep Monograms! As a true Southern gal, Hillary has always appreciated a good monogram. She has combined her love of cute gifts and personalized items to create Mint Julep Monograms- an online monogrammed boutique to customize a special gift for you or a loved one. She offers original gift ideas for baby, teacher, that perfect present and all holiday needs. She may or may not be drinking Mint Juleps while monogramming (okay- most likely not, but wouldn’t that be lovely?).
Hillary is helping me celebrate by giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to Mint Julep Monograms! Look at some of the cutest goodies! You can follow her on the Twitter @theothermama or find Mint Julep Monograms on Facebook.
All you have to do to win a chance at the nest re-launch give-away from Hillary is comment and answer this question: What makes it so hard to be real about your walk?
Let’s do this thing chicks.