Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. Unedited. The prompt this week is … Fake.
We are living in a time when news reports can interrupt our day at any point. We have become too well familiar with the term “fake news” and can deem any news as fake if it even is contrary to our own opinion.
There are websites to fact check statements which have been made, and analysts will report how many inaccurate statements have been proffered in a public speech.
Yet fake news continues to thrive all around us.
Fake has been defined as : “to prepare something to be deceptive or fraudulent; anything made to appear otherwise” (dictionary.com).
We need to do better than fake, for being fake is disingenuous, it’s putting forth a lie, a deception, being other than our true selves.
Our word should be our word. No wavering. No big lies or little lies. We don’t fake it to make it. Our true selves at all times.
We are to be those who live in truth, and walk out each day with a genuine faith. An authentic faith.
“For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.” (2 Timothy 1:5, NASB)
“These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold””though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.” (1 Peter 1:7, NLT)
Let’s be people who are known for sincere and genuine faith,
only our true and authentic selves in Jesus.