I’ve spoken about vulnerability before in many of my previous posts and how important it is. And that’s true. Being transparent with ourselves is key and a great step for healing.
I felt confused but also happy that I finally came face to face with the truth.
At times, we don’t realise how difficult it is to be comfortable to share with others or even to feel safe. Well.. whatever “safe” means to you. This could be because of insecurities or not being real with yourself. But, the wonderful thing is, the process is needed. By stripping away the onion layers of pride and suppressed emotions you make your way into your true thoughts and feelings.
I’ll give an example. I recently discovered how I haven’t fully forgiven myself for a past hurt I caused and how it was eating away in me. I made myself believe that everything was okay but, just like every unsaid and incomplete task, I didn’t feel at peace. It was until I came open and shared how I felt with a friend of mine, that I discovered that, I actually didn’t forgive myself at all. I felt confused but also happy that I finally came face to face with the truth.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”Matthew 11:28-30 NIV
Your situation might not be like mine but, it could take a friend or even something else for you to feel the need to share and be real with yourself. And don’t get me wrong, it’s never easy. It’s scary in fact but, it’s easy when you have people you trust that will listen.
I encourage you to take that step and dig deep and tie up those frilly ends.
God bless you,