Fraud?

Chilly —  February 7, 2013 — 4 Comments

“If you preach, just preach God’s Message, nothing else; if you help, just help, don’t take over; if you teach, stick to your teaching; if you give encouraging guidance, be careful that fakeyou don’t get bossy; if you’re put in charge, don’t manipulate; if you’re called to give aid to people in distress, keep your eyes open and be quick to respond; if you work with the disadvantaged, don’t let yourself get irritated with them or depressed by them. Keep a smile on your face. Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply…” Romans 12:6-9 Msg.

 

  1. What sentence or phrase jumped out to you? Why?
  2. Do you know it when you’re being fake? Is it hard to admit?
  3. How do you correct it and keep your life genuine?
  4. Insecurity & Pride always attack what’s authentic… agree?
  5. Give ONE word that should describe us as Christians…

On a quest for character… Chilly

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4 responses to Fraud?

  1. 1.) “if you work with the disadvantaged, don’t let yourself get irritated with them or depressed by them. Keep a smile on your face. Love from the center of who you are;”
    We have to make sure our emotions aren’t controlling the way we respond or deal with people, yet Love is to be the center of who we are and why we do it. Such a cool paradox and something that I need to remember.

    2.) Yes, I definitely know. It’s easy to admit it, but it’s hard to stop or change cause sometimes it’s easier to fake it. Especially when others can’t tell…

    3.) I have to quit being selfish and realize that people need the real me. Even if that means I don’t have it all together.

    4.) Yes. Insecurity makes me act in a way that isn’t really me to get approval and pride causes me to act in a way that is usually dishonest.

    5.) Genuine

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