I’m Not Here To Impress

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I find it really easy to compartmentalize my life.

I find it easy to have a “church life” and I only act certain ways there.

I have a “home life” and I am totally myself there.

In my “online life” how I act might depend on how well I know you.

In my “work life” and I am anywhere from 0-100% myself depending on the work I’m doing and how other coworkers are treating me.

What if my life was the SAME everywhere?

What if I was only my authentic self all the time?

Sure some might be offended.

But when isn’t that the case?

I’m not here to impress everyone.

I wonder what does God want for my life?

I’m not planning on offending others just for sport, but would I rather have a surface-level conversation about safe topics, or a heart-to-heart talks with TRUE friends?

I believe I am called to have REAL relationships, not surface-level friendships.

 

What would some be some of the benefits if you quit compartmentalizing your life?

I Often Avoid Being Quiet

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I often avoid being quiet.

I usually prefer a space filled with noise.

I try to avoid anywhere I can be exposed.

I think of things when it is quiet.

I don’t want you to know what I really think.

I don’t want you to know the real me.

I doubt you would like me.

So I often avoid being quiet.

 

Do you feel the same way or have you learned to embrace the quiet and not run from it?