It’s so easy for so many people to
say, “Oh, I’m keeping it real”, when in reality they are doing everything but
that. They walk around pretending that they have a lot of money when in
actuality they are beyond broke. They front like they have it going, when the
truth is they are busted and disgusted. They are perpetrating a fraud to the
fullest. But why? To feel important? The more that they lie about who they are,
what they do and what they have, the more they will believe it and take all
measures to obtain what they never really had.
It is so much easier to just keep
it real. And what does that mean? It means being truthful first to yourself
about who you are and what you are doing and then to others (if need be, after
all, you can’t tell your business to everyone because not everyone needs to
know; asking for the spirit of discernment has to have its place). Keeping real
means owning up to who you are and not pretending to be something that you’re
not or not pretending that you have something when you don’t. If you don’t
really have the finances to hang out with your friends, don’t spend that money
you have put aside for your light bill because you want to act like you’re
rolling in money and don’t want your friends to know that your pockets are
empty. Keeping it real is saying, “Listen, I can’t go out with you all tonight
because I have a previous financial obligation.” You are being honest without
putting your business on blast. You will be better respected (if respect is what
you’re seeking), if you are truthful.
Keeping it real comes with a lot
of responsibility. You won’t always be liked and you have to be okay with that.
The consolation prize to keeping it real is that God will honor you for being
who you are. In fact, He adores you for who you are. Most importantly, keep it
real by letting people know that, yes,
you are sold out for Christ and that you read the word, live by the word
and won’t deny God. Here’s to keeping it real! ~Feona Sharhran Huff, Founder & CEO of Powerhouse Media Group
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