How real are you?
You'd say that you are right? I mean.. you breathe,eat sleep, and are self aware. You are even aware of God.
re·al, real/ˈrē(ə)l/, /rāˈäl/
Reality, the state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or may be thought to be.
Ok. In our minds we are real...but to God are we?
Like the story of Pinocchio, do we hope to be real like he did? He even went to the same lengths to be a real boy.
Wow, to think about it, Pinocchio is very much like an allegory of a Christian!
Then the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man's nostrils, and the man became a living person.Genesis 2:7
Carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, Pinocchio was created as a wooden puppet, but dreamed of becoming a real boy.
We often, like the wooden puppet try to take this "turning real" into our own hands.
We attempt to be Godly and isolate ourselves from sinners.
Like the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector, we can often take the side of that we are more "real" than another a thus we completely miss God.
Christ is the first real man. The Father created us to be like Him, yet we often choose to have the "strings" of this world on us...while saying we are free. The enemy wants to try to put a false picture in our heads of the way and some completely lose interest.
We cannot in ourselves ever hope to be real.
It is a painful journey. Since Adam, our kind has hid from exposing light. When Christ came, he gave us a choice. No longer were we stuck to just live "good" lives, but He made us able to be recreated as REAL beings! It will be a lifelong journey since this body is but a shadow of what is to come.