The fake you cannot be loved because it is not real. The fake you can impress others, it can get things done, it can get promoted, awarded, and paid well.

BUT one thing that fake you cannot do is love and be loved.

It is not real because God didn’t make it. Only God is the CREATOR out of nothing. We are only the namers and cultivators of what IS.

Adam was given the task, not of creating out of nothing, like God did, but in naming and cultivating what God had made.

So in order to be loved, you cannot fabricate a false identity, you have to name the YOU that God has made, and then cultivate it.

This whole process of “becoming real” is the way we “work out our salvation in fear and trembling” as Paul said in Philippians.

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