Living vulnerably can be so difficult! To put yourself and your heart out there to be rejected is such a courageous thing to do and I honor those who model a life of vulnerability.
I’ve learned that when I’m in constant communication with the Lord and am believing what he says about me (instead of what I say about myself), then I can be vulnerable with others. But when I’m focused on myself and my own thoughts, will, and desires, it’s as if I’ve raised the drawbridge and thrown away the key, locking everyone else out.
For me, even vulnerability is strongly tied to identity. When I know who I am, then I don’t have to worry about not being perfect because I simply don’t have to be. A daughter just has to love and obey her father—perfection isn’t in the job description, which is good news for me!
Today, I am once again thinking about all of those people in my life who model vulnerability and have blazed the trail for me to follow. I feel overwhelming gratitude for those who have gone before me and consistently show me how to live vulnerably.
Who models vulnerability in your life? I encourage you to reach out to them and thank and encourage them today.
I want to encourage you, no matter where you’re at in life, what you’re doing, or what your circumstances currently look like, to take a little step of vulnerability today.
One thing that encourages me, in my vulnerability models, is seeing that those who show the properly modulated amount of transparency and honesty are also the same people I trust and respect. That makes it seem safer to wear the same cloak.
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