When Keeping It Real, Is All The Way Wrong

To the happiness of some, I almost titled this “Doctors say I’m the illest ‘cuz I suffer from the realness!” But I know it makes everyone else happy that I did not leave anyone out by quoting a hip-hop star when talking about the straight up, no chaser truth. Somewhat sulkily I decided to stick to my original, more universal title.

Last time, we discussed the transition battle. At the end of that post, IT people, when not swinging between action/activity and introspection, can be a LOT. We don’t have the time or  patience of Noah (LOL). We are focused and know who’s been shooting with us in the gym. There’s beautiful simplicity in being consumed by our purpose to the do-what-it-requires stage. It’s bold & noble. And, a successful destiny builds people along the way.

Nobody really knows what it takes, till they wear those shoes that do not break in…

Our passion looks a little fanatical. We are crazy mad-scientists to some. Lyrics from a song I wrote in 2015 says: “nobody really knows what it takes, until they wear those shoes that do not break in..” They’ve never seen anyone do what we’re doing. Maybe they tried, found it too hard or maybe doubted God. So they, in ignorance, become hurdles to navigate around/over.

Despite how they treat you, are you careful in how you handle them? The dope factor about our lives is that we are walking in purpose. We don’t need to provide loose interpretations of the good book to fit our in-the-moment feelings. Ultimately, we can’t afford for the theology of our lives to display a different god than the one we know to be all-loving, IN SPITE of the haters (or the Becky’s…).

Keeping it real has tremendous power. It frees us to live more authentically. With power comes responsibility. Transition people see two lands at the same time. You can see where you came from and see where you’re going. Be mindful not to blast (or over-glorify) those who don’t see the world like you. After all, God was god enough to get you straightened out… let him be God to those people too. (smile)

This journey of transition is NOT for the weak. What do you do to keep yourself in check? Let me know below. Catch me on Twitter: @iamTrishaAlicia. I’d love to hear what you have to say.

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* This post was originally seen on: GospelSource.com, where Trisha Alicia is a guest writer.