If I've learned anything over the last year or so, it is that great strength comes from allowing yourself to be vulnerable. I know this sounds counter-intuitive, but it's true. So much growth, connection + strength is nurtured when we admit we don't have all the answers. Wouldn't it be great if we could share the parts we want to hide, receive the love + wisdom of others who have been there + then encourage one another to walk out our new truth? Gentleness + vulnerability is where it's at!
There are too many people being crushed under the burden of pretending they have it all figured out. Have you noticed them hustling to cover up their failures + putting off that bulletproof vibe that no one could penetrate? That doesn't invite connectedness; it repels it. It's so much easier to show our flaws; we find community there.
Even though it's not easy, we can admit we have weaknesses + oh my goodness, we can say "I'm sorry" when we've done something wrong. If not face to face, at least take time to write a meaningful note. It's in that place of surrender that we grow + connect in ways we never, ever dreamed.
I'm a mess on a daily basis + gratefully aware of how vulnerable I am. I know it's only through my Savior I get one single thing right. I gladly beg for his covering grace! I'm more about speaking truth in kindness, having a steady hand with a gentle touch, + letting everyone see the kindness of my heart so we can walk through this world side by side. We all have access to the grace needed to be vulnerable, connected, accepted + loved. This 7-minute video explains it in the most delightful way.
Let your gentleness be evident to all.
Are you willing to be a little more gentle + vulnerable? I hope you find at least one thing here that encourages you to step into that uncomfortable space that yields so many beautiful rewards.
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