I'm participating in Lisa-Jo's Five Minute Friday. She picks a topic and we write for five minutes on the subject. No re-doing it. just writing.
Today's topic: REAL
When I was a child, I coped with unpleasant situations by using my vivid imagination. If I didn't like my present circumstances, I just imagined it away. It was much nicer to live in a dream world.
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I remember spending many nights telling my brother stories that my overactive imagination dreamed up. I particularly recall a long saga of him and me running away and camping out by the Fox River. We lived in a teepee, carried our possessions in his little red Ryder wagon, yet somehow had all the conveniences of home!
The problem was, I didn't really live in a dream world. I lived in the real world. Imagining away my troubles didn't really solve anything.
As I matured spiritually, I realized it was wrong to dwell in an imaginary world. God had ordered my steps and directed me to the life I have. It is in this life that I have a calling and ministry to be done. If my head is always in the clouds, I can be no earthly good.
I must live an authentic real life. How can I tell what God has done for me if I am not present in this everyday world?
I've got to "keep it real."
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