Vulnerable

Man praying with the BibleThere are mornings when I’m writing this journal entry regarding my journey with the Lord and I feel very vulnerable. I feel like I’m sharing my life openly to others. I have found it to be a struggle at times because I don’t want to show my struggles or my weaknesses. I also know that the Lord wants me to be honest and open. He has walked with me through my own struggles and I know He will always be there with me. I can’t stop talking about His Presence in me even if others see this as some sort of fantasy. I can’t stop walking out my faith, even if others think I’m fake. I can’t quit serving the Lord even if others think it makes me look weak and helpless.  I sometimes find myself being completely honest and open while others are not being honest and open with me. Paul was having this same issue with the church at Corinth whom he thought were close friends. Check this out…

11 We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you. 12 We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us. 13 As a fair exchange—I speak as to my children—open wide your hearts also. (2 Corinthians 6:11-13 NIV)

 

I know what it feels like to have love withheld –it’s painful. I also know what it’s like to withhold love – it feels powerful, but it’s so judgmental and wrong. I would rather be honest and perceived weak than be perceived to be powerful and be shallow and fake. The only authority I have comes from my Creator. My journey with Him keeps me vulnerable and humble before Him. I am strong because He lives in me and walks with me daily. I want to keep walking out my faith by being real, honest and open. I know that the Lord knows my heart and my intentions. With His Presence, I’m safe, protected and oh so blessed.

Pressing On!
Dwayne

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