Three simple yet powerful words, Proverbs 10:9 says to walk in integrity and people in who take crooked paths will be found out. Fake news is all the rage now. There are actually sites out there that publish 100% fake news stories just to show how people will share fake stories without checking their sources. These stories get shared thousands of times before someone finally comments “you know this is fake right?” All it takes is one post from someone who someone else trusts and they share it, and so on and so forth. You have all these people making up obviously fake stories for attention and no one pays any mind to real heroes like me who beat up a volcano (legal notification: I did not beat up a volcano).
Why do we wear masks around other people? Why are we afraid to be who God calls us to be? God doesn’t call us to keep it 100. God calls us to do what he wants us to do to further his kingdom. We have to be all in. To be honest there are things in the bible that I do not agree with. One of them is the whole thing about vengeance. If it were up to me, that verse would be “Vengeance is mine sayeth the Prescott.” But to keep it real, I do not get to choose what part of the bible I want to be real, and what part I want to be fake. You can’t be a little pregnant. Either you are or you aren’t. Either you choose to be real and follow God or you don’t.
There is also a downside to keeping it real. You have to allow for others faults. Most people know the difference between right and wrong. Your job is not to constantly beat down on someone when they are doing wrong as if you are living a pure and blameless life. There is mercy in keeping it real and some of the best people I know portray this skill. The good news is you do not have to be the same. You can always change. Think of it like this. If you jump out of an airplane, and your parachute malfunctions, you have the rest of your life to fix it. Be real for God, and if you aren’t at the moment then you still have the rest of your life to fix it. But you don’t have forever.