When was the last time you were really honest? When you had stuff going on in your life and instead of covering it up, you were honest with yourself. A time when you were vulnerable and honest with those around you. honesty with ourselves is a step toward perseverance and perseverance makes us stronger in God.
Are you surrounding yourself with people that encourage you to be vulnerable and messy? People that truly care about you want to see the real YOU. They encourage you to be honest about things you are going through and walk you through those things. You don’t want to wake up in a year or 50 and realize that the people that are “closest” to you don’t know anything about you. Don’t you want to experience the freedom that comes from being known by the people around you? What great relief comes from knowing that you can be fully and truly yourself around people. There is so much less stress when you don’t have to worry about hiding pieces of yourself. Instead of forcing happiness upon you when things are getting tough, people around you should be there for you in the midst of your storm. If people in your life aren’t doing that for you, maybe it is time to look for people that will.
Time for me to be honest with all of you about where I am and what I’ve been feeling lately. Right now I’m at a place where I’m stressed out. I’m ok but not really fine. I’m still trying to grasp how to get Plan A full speed ahead. I have decided on a few steps that I think will take me where I want to go, but I am feeling some impatience to see things start really progressing.
- America's Sweet Heart