The Reality of Reality…

I decided to take a hiatus from television for about a year or so a while back.  This was not something that was extremely hard for me because outside of football and an occasional show here or there, I am not a big fan of watching television anyway.  Seems like now and days though all that’s on television are reality shows. I guess it is safe to say they are very popular, since so many networks have them.  Why is that?  Why are people so captivated by what appears to be the reality of other people’s life?  Not to mention the fact that there aren’t many positive messages being sent through these shows, so why are we drawn to such negativity?  Does the reality of another individual’s mess make yours seem less relevant?  Or do you just like seeing other people’s drama?  Cause that is exactly what it is drama, both figuratively and literally.

Although you may look at the glitz and glamour of who or what you think you see on TV and like to compare it to your own life, the fact of the matter is this…reality is a state of mind.  Reality is whatever refuses to go away even when you stop believing in it. Perception is reality.  You are the only one who creates your reality.  And let me just throw this out there.  Do not, I repeat DO NOT allow the opinions of others to impact you.  That is their reality, not yours.

Now let me ask you this, what is your reality?  No script, no actors just the real deal of who you are.  Before you can change it, you have to first acknowledge it.  If you’re doing well right now, that’s your reality so acknowledge it.  On the flip side, if you’re not doing too well right now, that’s your reality so acknowledge it.  To know your reality is to accept it.  At that point you can decide if you want to change it or embrace it.

Do you have a dream?  Aspirations? Goals?  My challenge to you is to work hard and make it a reality.  Matter fact, make it your reality.  Dreams will only be dreams until you wake up and make it happen.  You are the only one who creates your reality. That’s the reality of what life is all about.

Thought Check:

Philippians 4:8-9 ESV “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”

Romans 8:28 ESV “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

Genesis 1:27 ESV “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”

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