VULNERABILITY WITH OTHERS

VULNERABILITY WITH OTHERS

Over a year ago, I was sitting with the Lord and heard Him whisper, “Whatever is concealed can rarely be healed.” I was like, “Um, come again Lord?” I knew what He meant when He said it, especially since I was in a tough season and nobody really knew how I was doing, but I still wasn’t quite ready to hear it. On the outside I probably looked fine to most people, but on the inside I was dealing with loss, uncertainty, and feelings of being disconnected from love. These words from God have become super healing for me as God used them to invite me out of hiding and into greater vulnerability with community. The kind of vulnerability that allows others to know us, care for us, and actually carry our burdens. I know from my own journey and being involved with so many lives over the years, that lots of people feel lonely, at least some of the time. What I have recently discovered is that, often, loneliness is a result of not allowing others into our struggles and what we are facing in life. We sometimes think people should be mind-readers and know how we feel, and, as a result, be super intentional with helping us. The truth is we can’t put that expectation on others (even our spouse or best-friend), instead we need to choose to allow others into our journey through using our words. I have found vulnerability to be super challenging, not something that comes naturally to me. Having to admit we don’t have it all together and letting others into our struggle (with the thought that they may judge us or misunderstand us) takes humility. It is much easier to respond “fine” to the question “How are you doing?” than to risk to letting people know what is really going on in the inside. I like that acronym...
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