What if We Were Real

I woke up singing Mandisa, What if we were real.  I’ve been feeling this way lately,  in church, in my mommy groups, in life.  Would it be so bad to share ourselves.  To show that we don’t have it all together, that everyone sometimes feels out of control and scared.  Maybe, just maybe, that would be a good thing.  Maybe we would be able to actually extend the love of Christ to each other if we realized that we all have bad days where we just want to run out into the street screaming.

What if we were real

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
Sometimes you just have a bad day
Sometimes you just wanna scream
Tell me I’m not the only one
Tell me that you feel just like me

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
And what if we weren’t afraid of this crazy mess

What if we were real
What if we were real

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
We make it so complicated
But why does it have to be
Why can’t we open our hearts and let everybody see

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
And what if we weren’t afraid of this crazy mess

What if we were real

We’d think a little less of ourselves
We’d care about someone else
‘Cause we’d know just how they feel
Maybe we could let someone love us
Maybe we’d a little more like Jesus
Why can’t we learn to real

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na (yeah, yeah)
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na

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
And what if we weren’t afraid of this crazy mess

What if we were real

You’ve got to be real
You’ve got to be real
You’ve got to be real
You’ve got to
You’ve got to

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