Five minute Friday’s are a stream- of- consciousness exercise hosted by The Gypsy Mama every Friday. In an effort to get myself writing more frequently, I am going to participate as frequently as I can. I am also participating in a weekly bible study at Beauty for Ashes onWednesdays, and in “Just Write!” campaign also hosted by Beauty for Ashes. The 5mf exercise is simple, The Gypsy Mama gives us a word prompt and we write for 5 minutes. There is no editing and no backtracking. Just write whatever comes into your mind. So here goes this week’s edition of 5mf:
In Real Life
In real life, nothing is at it seems. People smile at you but they are really hiding. I might smile you at you and be hiding too. Real life is scary. If you knew what I was hiding from you, you might not like it, or me, anymore. Which is why I hide. God knows my real life. He knows my sins, my struggles, my wishes and dreams. I think that we would exhaust one another if everyone knew as much as God knows. It is just too much to handle, even with the best of us. And, we might easily judge one another and write each other off if we knew what God knows about our real life. I like to think that I am out living on the edge and being real with others, but am I really? No. Maybe more like 60% real, and 40% secretly. I am thankful that God knows my real life like the back of his hand and that I don’t have to hide or pretend with Him. He can handle my bad stuff all by himself. And, even though he judges my sin as sin, he doesn’t condemn me to eternal torment. Thank YOU Jesus! It is your work on the cross that makes this “Real life” possible .