Real .. Life .. Now

with Debra Hogervorst

Am I really REAL?

As I have pondered over these past few days who I would describe myself to be, the question has come to mind many times, “Am I really real?”  “Am I really who I portray myself to be.”  And to be honest with you, these questions have stirred up quite a bit of unease in my mind simply because I am still on the journey of discovering who I really am.

For most of my life I became or I was who others thought I should be.  In a nutshell, I was a people pleaser, I did not value the real ‘me.’   I know I am not alone in this because I honestly believe very, very few are the real deal.  I looked up the word real at Dictionary.com and the definition is: genuine, authentic.  An antonym of real is ‘fake.’  I just read an awesome book by Mike Frank called, Prosperity with Purpose, and in it he shares that he was not real, he was a poser.  That was the word he chose and I think it is a word many of us can identify with.  I love it when these sort of things get exposed.  Bill Johnson always says that what you can’t identify you cannot overcome.  As soon as Mike Frank identified he was a poser, he was open and willing to become real.  I have realized that I am willing too.  As I write this I realize I have already made great strides but I want it all.  I want to be real.  I want to be the same person at home as I am when I am out with friends or at church.  I believe that being real will eliminate a lot of conflict and strife we carry, therefore allowing peace and freedom to reign in us.  I hope this has triggered something in you too.

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