Paper Tiger & Impressing God
A Write 31 Days Series
Yesterday we talked about not worrying about our reputation with others.
It turns out that acting like we have it all together doesn't attract friendship anyway. Those conversations of reassuring people that I wasn't sinning, that my behavior was good, was the opposite of being vulnerable.
Being vulnerable is where real relationships are formed.
Listen to what Brene says.
When we are not honest about our struggles, we are being unkind to our fellow Christians. When we pretend we have it all together, parenting, relationships, good behavior, and good works, we are being dishonest about our life. This is actually a disservice to yourself as much as it is a disservice to your friends and church members. Perfectionism pushes others away, but vulnerability draws them in.
Wearing love is impossible to accomplish if you keep people at arms-length away, only allowing them to see the pieces of your life that are pretty and clean.
Being vulnerable shows kindness and love, and it glorifies Christ. Our testimony is only shared when we are not the hero. Don't be afraid to honestly share how Christ is working in your life, in your past and your present.
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