Continuing the topic of songs, have you heard the song â€œWhat If We Were Realâ€ by Christian Gospel artist Mandisa?
Well, I’m tired of saying everything/I feel like I’m supposed to say
I’m tired of smiling all the time/I wanna throw the mask away . . .
We keep tryin to make it look so nice/And we keep hidin’ what’s goin on inside
But what if I share my brokenness/What if you share how you feel
I’m over hidin my tears/I think I’m gonna let em’ go
I’m over actin so strong/When I ain’t even in control . . .
Why can’t we open our hearts and let everybody see
We’d think a little less of ourselves/We’d care about somebody else
‘Cause we’d know just how they feel/Maybe we could let someone love us
Maybe we’d be a little more like Jesus/Why can’t we learn to be real
Itâ€™s because of this concept of being real, sharing our brokenness and hearts, that a friend of mine is starting her own web talk show. Itâ€™s not about making people feel good with warm-fuzzy inspirational stories, but tackling the issues which no one else will address. Itâ€™s not about being politically correct and polite, but speaking up for those who have no voice. Because thereâ€™s more people out there whoâ€™ve been wounded, abused, abandoned, lied to, cheated on, rejected, and mislabeled than there are happy, whole individuals who have their acts together.
Isnâ€™t it a relief to learn someoneâ€™s gone through what youâ€™ve gone through? Doesnâ€™t it ignite a spark of hope when you hear someone express what you feel? When you know youâ€™re not alone, your perspective changes. Sunlight pieces the dark clouds and you know despite the rain, thereâ€™s going be a rainbow.
Stay tuned for more information on this show. Itâ€™s going to be awesome and Iâ€™m looking forward to watching it. Meanwhile, letâ€™s be real with one another. Because anything else isnâ€™t.