“Don’t Fake Your Life”

My oldest daughter tells me that some friends act one way around certain friends and another way around other friends.

This really bothers her.

“I know,” I tell her. I’m thinking how much I value authenticity and how long it took me to be myself in my own life. I think I’m still working on this.

She throws her hands up in the air and cries, “Don’t fake your life!'”

“Don’t fake your life?” I repeat.

“Yeah. Don’t fake your life. That’s what I want to say to them.”

I close my eyes and pray that she never fakes her life. I pray that she always lives out of that true self God made her to be–that girl who throws her hands in the air and cries out in truth.

I pray that I live that way, too.

Why do we fake our lives?

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  1. I always think of the root word for 'hypocrite.' it's really a Greek work for “acting.” The early stage performers were … hypocrites.

    God, take me off the stage and give me a broom!

  2. Many times, it can be hard not to fake your life because you want to impress. It can be hard to resist.