Outfit: Sweater – Nordstrom// Knit top – Anthropologie// Necklace – Three Sister’s Jewelry
Last week I talked about being BOLD.
Stepping out of my comfort zone…. being there for others in bigger ways.
I want to put aside selfish fears and move towards being a more Godly woman.
If only this new trait that I’m praying for came more naturally.
What I realized over the last week is that boldness walks alongside another part of my life that holds me back.
Ugh… can you tell me why this word is every bit as big as it sounds?
Vulnerable – the act of opening up of oneself to another person and allowing them to speak into their life.
Part of what God’s teaching me this year is laying down my pride and being open to sharing pieces of myself that I normally wouldn’t.
I don’t talk a lot about my parents divorce.
I don’t talk a lot about being engaged at 19.
I don’t talk about all my short comings… because in my mind they are just that…
Reasons for you to wonder if I’m the kind of person you’d want to be friends with.
Vulnerability brings out my insecurities.
And I hate feeling insecure.
So I keep those secrets at bay… far enough in my past that they are just that…my past.
Yet how can I allow God to use me, if I don’t see these “shortcomings” as part of my story?
Is it fair to expect God to use me in big ways, yet hold back when he asks me to share?
So I guess I’m a work in progress…
And this week I’m not just stepping out in Boldness, I’m also stepping into Vulnerability.
So watch out folks, because there more of my story still to come.
I hope you’ll continue to journey with me.
And just so you know…. I want to hear your story too.
It’s been on my heart this week to start a series called “On my Heart.”
One where we can uplift and encourage one another because it’s so important.
Tomorrow I’m excited for my first friend to share. Please come back and leave her some words of encouragement and love.
I love you!