I have been wanting to write a new blog post for the longest while but I just could not seem to figure out what to write. The topics were endless but the words just would not seem to flow. However, last night during my personal alone time with God, the revelation came! The thought of vulnerability kept coming into my mind and for a while, my prayer became centered on it. No one (including myself) likes to be vulnerable! Why? Well, it is because people usually see vulnerability as a sign of weakness. To be vulnerable is to be uncertain and who likes to be uncertain?? Uncertainty means we do not have any control over our emotions or what is happening around us. I don't know about you but I like to feel in control of my emotions (even though i suck terribly at it lol).
Last night i realized something though. Vulnerability does not equal weakness but instead it equals access. Access to the heart of our King and to His unlimited grace! Many of us do not know how to be vulnerable with others because we have not allowed ourselves to be vulnerable with God. We feel that if He sees us for who we really are, that it will somehow lessen his view of us. We believe that He might love us a little less. However, it is totally the opposite. We can be ourselves with Him because He knows us completely. The more we open up to Him, the easier it will become to be vulnerable with others.
Our world is in desperate need of love right now. DESPERATE NEED!! People are angry and hurting. Our world seems to be in complete chaos. But instead of showing love, hate is being placed on a pedastool. I think that people fail to show love because they don't know HOW to love. Broken people connect with other broken people and create..you guessed it right...more BROKENESS. Being broken sometimes seems easier than attempting to open our hearts to loving others and being loved. To love = being vulnerable and being vulnerable = being uncertain. And like I said before, NO ONE likes to feel uncertain of their feelings.
Think about it. When two people are dating and things become pretty
serious, there is always that lingering question of who will say the "L"
word first. No one wants to be the first to say it because they are
uncertain of whether or not the feelings will be reciprocated. The words
are left unsaid, leaving each person feeling uneasy as each day
passes and the feelings grow. See, as humans we tend to only give love if
we know it will be reciprocated. But what if we purposed in our hearts
to love others even if they didn't love us back? What if we decided to share
our hearts with others in hopes that they could see the genuine love
that only comes from God?
I believe that we all have it in us to love. Its a part of who we are. It is the very essence of our being. The Bible says that God is love (1 John 4:8) and if God dwells within us, then that means we have love. We have the capacity to love but it all starts with being vulnerable. It all starts with learning how to be vulnerable with the one who knows us best. If we allow God who IS love to teach us HOW to love, then sharing our hearts with others will become a whole lot easier. Each time you share a piece of your heart with others, you are sharing a piece of
God with them. So let's commit to being vulnerable. First with our Creator and then with others. I am personally challenging myself to be more vulnerable. Will you take the challenge with me?
Here's to spreading
the love of Christ.