There’s nothing super about superficiality

A superficial lifestyle focuses on style, but ignores substance. Superficial answers to life’s questions are deceptive. They make us think that we know more than we do.

Like lukewarm, watered down tea, superficiality isn’t very satisfying. Superficiality ≠ reality. Superficiality often creates a lot of surface tension, but openness with compassionate listening, heals relationships.

Sometimes we need to take a deep breath and sometimes we need to have a deep thought. In both it’s beauty and it’s furiosity, nature can raise us beyond superficiality.

A causality of superficiality is that we trade meaning and purpose for comfort and acceptance. Dare to step outside of your superficial zone. We need superheroes, not superficial ones!

Saying, “I’m fine,” when your not, replaces reality with superficiality. It takes a lot more courage to be sincere than it does to be superficial.

Superficial Christianity is artificial. The real deal sets your heart on fire! You’ll never find yourself in superficiality. Dare to exercise courageous spirituality in a search for reality.

When we make things official, we tend to make them superficial. Notice what institutionalization does to Christianity. A comfortable, superficial Christianity misses out on the incredible reality of daily hearing and obeying the living Jesus.

Political freedom is superficial if you’re a prisoner of your desires, emotions, and thoughts. Racism is superficiality mixed with hostility. As we go beyond the superficial and proclaim the equality of human rights, we need to recognize that no one believes in the equality of human behaviors.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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