Reputation or Reality?

June 23, 2009 at 11:56 am (Uncategorized)

“He’s such a good family man.” But if you planted a tape recorder in his home you would hear yelling the likes of which you have never heard before. Reputation or Reality?

“Wow. He is passionate about following Jesus.” But if you checked his internet history you would find that he is more passionate about his own lusts. Reputation or Reality?

“Man, he write such good blogs and preaches such awesome sermons. He must really spend lots of time in study and research.” But if you did a simple google search you would find that he hasn’t had an original thought in years.

John over at Church Crunch wrote yesterday, “It’s so easy to hide our true selves online as we can pretty much craft and display anyone we want to be. We can also oversell or undersell our sins in grandiose-type fashion if we’d like.” He was going a little different direction than me, but it brings us to the question, “Is who people see me as just a reputation or is it a reality?”

Curious?  Ask yourself these questions:

*What do people say about me?

*Would I say that about me?

*Would God say that about me?

Followers of Jesus, it is time to make our reputations a reality.

What about you?  Where have you seen the disconnect between reputation and reality?


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