Charlotte Gambill Reminds Us Why We Need To Stop Focusing On Our Virtual Lives | Ambo TV

Charlotte Gambill Reminds Us Why We Need To Stop Focusing On Our Virtual Lives

In the age of social media, countless people are presenting a different virtual reality than the life they are actually living.

Charlotte Gambill, the lead pastor at LIFE Church, UK is sharing a message that may help people reconcile those differences.

The preacher, wife, mother and author wrote about some of those differences on Instagram where she explained what virtual reality looks like in many people’s lives.

“Virtual leading is when we talk about things we have yet to actually accomplish, when we make the plans the practice, and the blueprint the actuality,” she wrote. “We can have a great plan for what we believe will be a great marriage, but we can’t say it works until that plan is being established. We can have virtual parenting perfection, but every parent knows it’s the practice that gives your plans any credibility.”

While real life may require people to work hard, Gambill explained the benefits of living it.

“Virtual patience, peace, wisdom, business, friendships are no substitute for building the reality. When we choose to change virtual to real, it involves a whole lot more work (and usually a lot less words) but it leaves a deeper and purer deposit of wisdom for others to learn from,”  she wrote. “Maybe like me you are embracing some new things in 2019. My prayer is that you would have the commitment to move from virtual to real in whatever area you are choosing to step into.”

Virtual reality may seem more impressive to people, but the value found in actual living is much more, Gambill reminded people.

“Time and experience teach us many things. They often change the words we use, and the tone we speak them in,” Gambill wrote. “When you lead any of your life from virtual reality, it can sound almost perfect and look impressive. Yet the real gold is not in performance or opinions, but it is found in a life that has become committed and surrendered to the principle of practice.”


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