The Power of Living Authentically

I never really liked my previous blog that I wrote a few years ago. Somehow it just never really connected.

I wanted to share about God’s love which has so impacted my life but was afraid if I was too bold it would be rejected.  So I watered it down skirting the fringes.

Yet, I found though those who had no interest in spirituality were turned off by the little that was there.

And those who really had interest were left dissatisfied because it was too thin.

So I felt frustrated and honestly stressed.  It felt more like a chore than a joy.

After a two year hiatus I finished some other obligations and began thinking about writing again. At first I thought, “Ugh.  Why?  I really don’t need this.”

But during that time I read some favorite writers who said, “Write out of who you are.  Write authentically what you feel passionate about.  Don’t try to reach the masses.  Figure out who you want to write for and aim for them.”

So when I began I did just that.  I focused unashamedly on true spirituality.  Yet in a non-religious and loving way.

Other writers I like shared transparently from their personal lives.  That focus scared me.  Still does.  But I realized that is touches others.

And you know what?  This blog has been a whole different experience.

It’s growing slowly.  Still microscopic in comparison.  Still a challenge everyday.

But I receive emails and comments from those touched by it.

And I enjoy writing it.  I feel peace as I explore true spirituality and share the journey.

It reminds me of what Paul said, “My task is to bring out in the open and make plain what God, who created all this in the first place, has been doing in secret and behind the scenes all along.”  (Ephesians 3:9 MSG)

Paul lived authentically and boldly.  And it changed his life and the lives of those he touched.

 

Living authentically rather than timidly unleashes authentic power.

 

When have you chosen to live boldly and authentically?  What happened?