Will you pursue authenticity?
Updated: Jul 7
Whether a person leads an authentic, consistent life, his family will be the greatest judge. They can tell, because they live with the person. They usually see the warts and all, eventually. 1 Timothy 3:12 (NIV) A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well. So if a parent is able to manage his own family well and especially if there is a mutual respect from the children and spouse, it indicates spiritual authenticity. Authenticity comes from consistency in who we are, whether inside or outside. Whether in what we say and what we do. The church needs to know that the leaders they appoint are authentic. What they see is the real stuff. Authenticity starts with honesty with ourselves and with others. If we are secure in the knowledge of who we are, and not attempting to put a mask to impress others. Then we can be authentic. I have determined to be authentic. I do not want to just show my best self at church. I want to be my best self in the home and to my family. Will you pursue authenticity.