I am learning that being transparent with your weaknesses and struggles comes with risk. For example, when you share truth with someone they may write off that truth about them as coming from a broken place in you rather than considering the possibility that this could be God-given insight that can heal broken places in them (a.k.a “iron sharpening iron” – see Proverbs 27:17). But living and speaking authentically is still worth the risk.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV
“You were made for LIFE.” – from Natalie Grant’s song, “Burn Bright”
LIFE = Living In Freedom Every day