Live Authentically

One of my favorite one-liners from early comedy is:

“You should be sincere, whether you mean it or not.”

This oxymoron is tongue in cheek of course.

Yet some people live that way.  Have you ever encountered someone who is so over-the-top nice that it seems phony, not real.

Or maybe a spouse who says: “I love you” all the time without any real action behind it.

NFL coach Jimmy Johnson says: “The only thing worse than a coach who doesn’t care about his people is one who pretends to care. People can spot a phony every time.”

2000 years ago John the Apostle nailed it.  He said:

“Let’s not merely say we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.”

Live authentically.  That’s how leaders demonstrate they’re living in God’s reality.

Wayne Pederson (Reach Beyond)

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