Friday, May 04, 2012

Five Minutes: Real

Each week Gypsy Mama chooses a word to write about for five minutes. No editing, stream of consciousness. Today's word is: Together.

Ready.  Set.  Write.

I love the word real.  I love being real.  I adore people who are real.  I've lived enough in this life to know that people who aren't real aren't going to spend much time within my personal friend bubble.

When I began to disciple and mentor younger women, the first sweet soul I was privileged to grow with made a statment one day that rocked my world.  "Rose, I don't think you ever sin."  Whoa.  Reality check.  Yep, I sin.  I'm the chiefest of those, as a matter of fact.  Oh, my sin may not always be evident because the consequences vary, but I'm a sinner thru and thru.  At that moment I realized that I wasn't being real.  I wasn't being honest and open with her about my struggles.  You see, I may seem the most open person in the world when reading my posts on this blog, but I go much deeper than the written word may ever show.  And, I know how to put on the happy face that all is hearts and roses when things aren't as shiny as they may seem.

From that moment on, I realized that being real is of utmost important in growing relationships.  The older I get the easier that gets because we develop more life experiences that show us how we aren't perfect and we'll make mistakes and sin quite frequently. 

I love people the most that aren't afraid to be real, to be honest, but still praise the Lord anyhow for the multitude of blessings they have admist all their failures and sins.  Be real.  It's refreshing.


afridaysgirl said...

From one Rosie to another. I couldn't agree more. I love it when I meet someone who isn't afraid to be REAL. Have a great weekend. Rosanne

Marianne @ Abundant Life said...

Love it! So true. What is the point of relationships if we can't be real and open and honest? Blessings to you!