We’re pretty happy here at CTE HQ (Cazaq The Eagle Headquarters for all of our new people!). We love life and we’re passionate about what we do and how we live. This morning as the Monday morning question of “What should we blog about?” was being asked, a thought jumped out: What is Real? Needless to say, this may be a “heavy” blog, but sometimes, you just need to shine the light on the things that matter. You can’t live life in a fantasy all the time.
We hear the phrase “Keep it real.” We love honesty and appreciate it in those we surround ourselves with and in people in general. But what is real anymore? How real is “real”?
We’re told to do what “feels good”, because it’s “right”. We’re told to live for the “now”. But what about the future? What if you’re wasting time? What if what feels “good” or “right” is really bad and wrong? So we’re humans and we know we’re not perfect. Yet somehow, we as imperfect people are to use our supposed “intellect” to dictate what’s right, wrong, ok and acceptable. Wouldn’t it make sense if we’re flawed, then maybe are logic is flawed too?
When Cazaq learned the truth of who he really was and the reality of what that meant, his first and natural instinct was to deny and say it wasn’t possible. But once he accepted the fact that he was an eagle, he took pride in the abilities he was gifted, and didn’t think about setting his life up for the future. Because he wasn’t vigilant and spent his time strutting about in arrogance, Cazaq almost lost someone he loved. Cazaq failed to realize that it was because of Merciful Creator’s power that he was who he was. When Cazaq finally acknowledged it, Cazaq was able to overcome those things, and truly fulfill his purpose. He began to train for the future.
Family what is considered “real” nowadays is not always “real”. Arrogance, pride, success, and living for today only, is not real and true. Messages that doing what feels right, is right are wrong. What are you investing your life in? Who are you investing your life in? What are you doing to prepare yourself for tomorrow?
Truth is, you have a purpose! You were created for something beautiful, amazing, and wonderful. God may have allowed circumstances into your life, but He also provides a means for you to get out of them with His help. You haven’t been forsaken.
The reality is that while living in the now is nice and fine, your future is important. We can’t just waste time being frivolous. What happens when the “distant” future arrives? While God wants you to enjoy your life, He also wants to you be prepared for the future. Training for today, is service for tomorrow.
Consider some of these verses:
“2People may be right in their own eyes,
but the Lord examines their heart.
3The Lord is more pleased when we do what is right and just
than when we offer him sacrifices.
5Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity,
but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.
25Despite their desires, the lazy will come to ruin,
for their hands refuse to work.
26Some people are always greedy for more,
but the godly love to give!” –Proverbs 21:25,26
“1Choose a good reputation over great riches;
being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold.” –Proverbs 22:1
“2Pride leads to disgrace,
but with humility comes wisdom.
3Honesty guides good people;
dishonesty destroys treacherous people.” – Proverbs 11:2,3
It seems so contradictory to what we’re seeing and hearing today in our culture. Living this way may make you unpopular. But living the He asks you to, is far more rewarding, gratifying and fulfilling than anything you could every experience or imagine.
So, what is real? What is your anchor? What do you think about what our present culture deems as real? Do you agree with it? What are your thoughts?
We want to share this spoken word piece by the talented Ashley King, that talks about what is being portrayed as “real”, and what truly is Real:
You can view the video here!