Dare to be Vulnerable
“If I reveal my true self, I will be hurt.”
Being vulnerable does open the door to hurt, but it also opens the door to the blessing of intimacy (1).
I don’t know about you, but vulnerability is scary to me. I am, however, learning it is so important to be willing to be vulnerable especially in this Social Media driven world.
Even as I try to write this post, I am struggling with what to say, how to say it, and wondering if you will like me more or less after reading it.
I know it is silly to be so worried about what you will think, but it is hard not to.
I am not as much of a “people pleaser” as I used to be, but old habits die hard.
James, Jesus’ brother, challenges us in 5:16, “make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with” (MSG).
Sharing our struggles with each other is the best way for us to work them out. The thing about letting people “in” to your world is this gives them the chance to hurt you. Jesus felt this first hand with Judas. This didn’t stop him from allowing him access.
But, Dianna, this is hard to do!
Boy, I hear ya, there. 🤷♀️
I was married to a man for almost 18 years and he knew exactly what my weaknesses were and in the end, I was crushed.
There are still times I want to hide away and not let ANYONE in.
The enemy whispers in my ear, “he (or she) will hurt you.” 💔
While this may be true, I think it hurts me more to play keep-away with my heart.
What is your experience with vulnerability?
Do you struggle to love?
I’d like to invite you to my free Facebook group, Dare to Be You with Dianna Sandora. There is even a free mentoring program! http://bit.ly/Dare2BeU
Hope to see you there 😜😜😜
(1) Hunt, June. Biblical Counseling Keys on Intimacy: Learning the Language of Love.