Friday, July 28, 2017

To Be Vulnerable

To Be Vulnerable

Our relationships can be so much more than you could ever dream.

When we stop trying to hide things we are ashamed of about ourselves we are being vulnerable. 

Showing those around you who you really are, meaning the good, the bad and the ugly by being vulnerable will bring intimacy and build trust. It truly opens the door for a deeper meaningful relationship when we stop letting shame control us by protecting that part of ourselves from others. 

Shame is one of the biggest tools of evil. But, it doesn't have to be that way...Shame looses it's power over you when you expose it to the light. 

It's just like when a celebrity has a baby and they post a picture of it themselves or do a magazine shoot to reveal the child to the public. They showed the world on their terms, not hiding from the paparazzi and no more running in fear. 

Be more open with those you love and want to be close to. It's very difficult have a deep relationship without sharing more of yourself. Those that only want to stay on the surface and not be vulnerable or real with others never develop very good relationships. 

My husband and I arrived here through troubled times and seeing a professional counselor. She had us talking through painful parts of our childhood and past. After we shared things with each other and we cried and held each other, my husband told me that he's never felt closer to anyone before that. 

Our relationship has a whole deeper level of trust, knowledge and intimacy when we allow those we love into our hearts and inner thoughts. 

"Fear of man will prove to be a snare: but whoever trusts in the  Lord is kept safe." Proverbs 29:25

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you, not as the world gives. Do not your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." 
John 14:27

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