Embracing Vulnerability: Breaking Free from the Chains of Pride
We’re quick to be savior but we’re reluctant to be saved.
Isn’t that hypocrisy? Isn’t that pride?
We can agree that it’s ok for others to be vulnerable in our presence. We encourage others to reach out for the help they need.
But when it’s our turn, when we’re drowning, when the disappointment overwhelms, when the pain sears deep, we quickly reach for our masks!
We parade our success.
We share that all is well.
Strength is beautiful. But so is weakness.
Being weak opens the door. It invites others in. It says right now, in this moment,
I. just. cant.
It allows the people around you to shoulder the burden, help you lift the weight you carry, and usher you into peace and freedom.
You weren’t created to be strong at all times. Being weak is a part of your nature because then it teaches you dependence and interdependence.
Our Father taught us that…when you are weak, He is strong. Our Father made sure we knew we weren’t the whole bag of chips. You are one unique chip in a bag that needs to combine with other chips to create a meal that satisfies.
So, when you feel like a failure
When the pain of the past hurls you to the ground
When the business you created is not making money
When the husband seems distant
Please, for Christ’s sake, allow yourself to be weak so others can be strong for you.
You’ll never achieve peace and freedom on your own.
If you’re in that space of vulnerability but have been afraid to share it because people see you as the one who always has it together, just whisper
And you’ll find that the Father will send help.
My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.
2 Corinthians 12:9