The Beauty of a Vulnerable Heart

“What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful.” ~Brene Brown

We live in an era where people consistantly put up many walls, fences and roadblocks to keep people out. We have been hurt and wounded and fear further hurt. So the easiest remedy is to block it all off. We end up with a society of many people feeling lonely and alone. That is because we are using a mechanism we think will protect us.

Vulnerabilty is to allow every part of yourself to be utterly and completely open. There is no holding back for fear of judgement or rejection. It allows you to be ‘real’ and true with who your are and every aspect of yourself. Being vulnerable is not just about showing the good parts of you, but allows you to reveal your insecurities without shame or fear.

Seldom do we consciously choose to be vulnerable. It is too difficult!

If we are truly authentic, there is a great possibility of being rejected and at the least misunderstood or labeled. For that reason most of the time we try to hide behind some sort of facade, but the truth is at one time or another the facade will go down and someone will see something about us that we didn’t want them to see. It is very difficult to know how to respond at such a time.

The most beautiful thing to experience though is complete willingness to being vulnerable.

To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.

It is so beautiful and authentic, it draws people in to you and allows them to open up in ways they generally don’t allow themselves to open to others.

As Criss Jami’s said: “To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.”

It takes a takes a lot of strength to allow yourself to become vulnerable. It is so much easier to close yourself off and not allow others to see the real you. But at the same time we really appreciate when we see others being vulnerable.

Being Vulnerable is much Easier when You Love Yourself

Others can see an appreciate when you show yourself some love and respect and they are drawn to you. It is tempting to love a portion of yourself and degrade another part of yourself, but true love will embrace every aspect of your makeup. Your Body. Your Spirit. Your Emotions.

Being Vulnerable Increases Your Self Confidence

It all comes from Knowing Who You Are! When you love and respect yourself your confidence level rises without much effort on your part. It consumes every portion of who you are.

Strength Comes From Inner Beauty

Inside the heart of a truly vulnerable person is a pearl of gold. It is precious and perhaps the rarest jewel to ever be found as seemingly nothing surpasses its beauty. It can’t be seen and really only felt, but the feeling goes so deep that ones see a heart that sparkles and shines.In close retrospect one sees a corner that was smashed by ill-intended words but that corner only radiates more deeply through the recognition of the core of it’s existence, knowing it is truly in deepest form the rarest of all jewels and it is so seldom found. Nothing can really crush it because the strength is being drawn from its core of inner beauty.

When Life isn’t How You Planned

♭ ♭ Oh God, you are my God! And I will ever praise you…. ♭ ♭ The music plays in my background and I am forced to listen and hear what God is saying.

Psalm 13

Yes, it’s been one of those mornings when it doesn’t come easy. Tears flows as life stares you in the face and you look at things that just aren’t as you planned. Things that aren’t what you wanted for your life.

Things that are out of your control. Others have made choices that effected you. You made choices you wish you could undo.

Sometimes you just want to be able to flip a switch and turn things around to the way you want them to be. But it isn’t that easy. There is nothing to do but to trust there is a greater plan than you can see right now.

Therefore, I choose to trust! Not because I feel like it or even barely want to. I know it is the source of my peace, my existence.

Lord, what do you want me to learn in this season? Teach me your ways and may your name be glorified.Psalm 13.5

Father, I want to be a vessel in your hands. Please mold me, shape me, and create in me what you want to see and want me to be.

As I sit here and ponder all these things allowing the tears to wash away the pain my eyes are drawn to a book called “Opening the Door to Your God-Sized Dream”. I open the book and the Introduction touches my heart greatly.

God-sized dream= a desire in your heart for more of what God has for you.

When you open the door of your heart to a God sized dream, you also open it weighed her to the giver of them. That’s what matters most of all. If you long for intimacy with Jesus, joy in your life, purpose in your days, then put your hand on the door doorknob and get ready to turn it.

Close your eyes for a moment. Listen not with your ears but with the deepest part of you.

Tap tap.
It’s there.

A God-sized dream waiting not for the perfect time but for this one -waiting for this moment. Right here. Right now.

~Holly Gerth

Remember

Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way. Deut 8:2

All the way! That’s deep. There are those areas in life that I look back on and wish they would never have happened. Yet, the Lord my God led me all the way. If he was leading then He was there every single second of every minute and he walked through the pain with me. So in essence I am GLAD for every experience I have had in ,y life. It has shaped me into the Person I am today!

Reflect back in order to be encouraged about the Journey up to this point. Reflections on God… Reflections on our growth… Reflections on the Joy of the Journey….