One cold rainy day, sat in my car journalling, waiting for my next appointment to begin, God spoke to me about walking the path of authenticity. I was at a Y junction in my life, to fake, or to be authentic.
So many times in life we can choose to fake it, go through the motions, both in life and faith. Look like “good” Christians, declare the right things, say the right prayers, quote the right scriptures, even act in the correct manner. Or we can choose authenticity, to be true to our thoughts and feelings, open about our struggles and doubts, choosing to trust, have faith, and keep walking despite it. It may look messy, we might not be able to sing all the worship songs, we might have more questions than answers, we might shed many tears, we might find it difficult to even squeeze out a prayer. God doesn’t look at our actions, he looks at our hearts, he doesn’t want fakers, he wants authenticity. Authentic faith. The road less trodden, the road harder to traverse, but the road most rewarding, most glorifying.
I am choosing daily to walk the path of authenticity, and this blog is the writings of my unfinished story. It is raw, it is vulnerable, it strives to be open and honest. I hope we can walk this path together, and find in our vulnerability and honesty, encouragement, wisdom, and strength to keep walking.