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Be Real, Be True, Be Authentic and Be You!

Be Real -existing as a thing or occurring in fact; not imagined or supposed.

Be True – loyal, faithful, accurate

Be Authentic -of undisputed origin; genuine.

Be You – the person you were created to be

 

Pray: Psalm 103 (Who are you is a blessing to the Lord)

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were

born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

(Jeremiah 1.5)

1 Timothy 4:4 ESV

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

Ephesians 2:10 ESV

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Romans 12:6-7 ESV

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching;

Proverbs 16:3 ESV

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

An authentic person is one who is both privately and publicly putting off his old self and, by God's grace, putting on his renewed self.

This kind of authenticity expresses itself differently in people based on their unique journeys, but it is unmistakably glorifying to God. With that in mind, let's consider a few steps to possessing authenticity, using Jesus' words in Luke 9:23 ('“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me") as a guide.

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