What is this R.E.A.L. thing all about? I’m glad you asked!
In a world of “selfies” and “posting perfection” in the social media realm, it is easy to lose sight of what really matters. It’s easy to lose the virtue and value of just being authentically YOU. At first glance, getting R.E.A.L. is about getting real. It’s about peeling back the layers of makeup, putting the camera down, and looking into the mirror of reality. On a deeper level it’s about being Refined, Equipped, Anointed, and Liberated.
We are going to dig deeper into this over time in subsequent posts, but I wanted to give you a broad overview first.
Refined is about God cleansing our hearts and refining our character. It’s a work from the inside out.
Equipped is about being tooled up. God has equipped us with our intellect, passion, skills, energy, and talent for a divine purpose.
Anointed is about the blessing and hand of God resting on us and permeating our intellect, passion, skills, energy, and talent. His anointing enables us to be impactful and effective.
Liberated is about being released to action and liberated from the bondage of sin. We are released to serve. Released to make a difference. Released for God’s glory and His kingdom impact.
What happens when we are not refined? We are in bondage and sin.
What happens when we are not equipped? We are lazy and inefficient.
What happens when we are not anointed? We are ineffective.
What happens when we are not liberated? We are immobile, stuck, and going nowhere.
What happens when we aren’t living a R.E.A.L. Exceptional Life? We live below our potential and privilege, and we are a shadow of what we can become.
I declare today: I am Refined, Equipped, Anointed, and Liberated. I am cleansed, tooled up, favored by God, and released to do what He has called me to do!
Will you make that declaration today too?
Discussion Question: What do you think the single most challenging thing women are facing today that previous generations didn’t have to deal with?