Fiction or Non-Fiction?

0198a456854f0dc23e09cd5efb950ce14bca0546f5I read A LOT.  I love to read fiction, non-fiction, self-help, Christian, history, articles, blogs, romance, murder mysteries, thrillers, Scripture and basically anything I can get my hands on!!!

Now, if I can just remember all that I read!  HAHA!!!

My book closet is larger than most people’s clothes’ closet and my bedside table is overflowing with books of all genres just waiting to see if they are the chosen one today!!

Are you still considering the fact I have a book closet…yea, I know…crazy!!!  It’s my favorite place in the house!!

Having been an avid reader throughout my life, I can’t imagine not having a book around to stick my nose into at any time that I find myself at a loss of something to do.  (Okay, so maybe there is always something to do, but there’s never a bad time to pick up a book!!!!)

The education, ideas, plots and characters fascinate me to no end and I see so many correlations between my books and real life, which again, intrigue me.

With this in mind, since I was about 18-years-old, I’ve asked myself one question over and over, “Am I fiction or non-fiction?”

This may sound strange, but I think it’s a valid question to contemplate on a regular basis.

So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man. Acts 24:16

When I live a non-fiction life, I am being the real me without the façades of trying to be someone I’m really not.  I am truthful with myself and more importantly, truthful with others about who and what I am.  Non-fictional living means I am genuine, authentic and sincere.

For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God’s word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ. 2Corinthians 2:17

On the flip side, if I live a fictional life I am trying to be what the world wants me to be and not necessarily the person that God created me to be.  We all have the tendency to lie to ourselves so we don’t have to face the stark truth that we need God’s help in every breath we take because we basically stink at being genuine, authentic and sincere!!!!

As much as I love fiction, I want to live a non-fictional life!!!

My main reason for wanting to be real is because how will I ever be able to help others if I’m not transparent or honest about the good, bad and ugliness of life?

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:4

I don’t want to add to the junk that is so prevalent in our world.  We have more than enough “reality” television shows to entertain us.  What we need more of is truth, honesty, forgiveness and love.

What kind of life are you living:  Fiction or Non-fiction?

Some Wisdom for Today:  Proverbs 22:9 – Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.

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