Monday, April 2, 2012

Dare To Be Vulnerable

Have you ever been told you are too honest?  Within my blog entries I reveal a lot about my past and what is going on inside my head.  I am at a point in my life where helping others is more important than protecting my image.  If you don't like what you read, move on.  Yes, many wouldn't reveal what I have revealed, but what difference does it make?  We all have suppressed mistakes of which we are not proud. By actually saying them out loud, in print, inner peace and trust in Jesus have been strengthened.  I don't feel ashamed or embarrassed or guilty.  Revealing the truth is truly liberating with the knowledge Jesus will always be there to protect me.  The change in me is visceral; I no longer fear being vulnerable.

The Responsorial Psalm (Psalm 27: 1, 2, 3) for today is: The Lord is my light and my salvation.

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The LORD is my life's refuge; of whom should I be afraid? When evildoers come at me to devour my flesh, my foes and my enemies themselves stumble and fall. Though an army encamp against me, my heart will not fear; Though war be waged upon me, even then will I trust.

In Volume Two, Jesus promises to calm our fears when vulnerable:

“My faithful ones, who are struggling to serve Me and be holy, please trust Me for I am with you. I have pledged My protection to you and I will not leave you vulnerable. Offer Me small little prayers when you are frightened or unsure and I will place My calming hands upon you, steadying and reassuring you. You will look back at this time of service to Me and you will be so grateful that you said “yes” to your God. My children, you will look upon so many souls sharing eternity with you who would be absent if not for your service. Can you imagine the joy you will share with these souls? So be brave and continue in My service, walking the path I have illuminated before you. It is there you will find your peace and your key to eternity.”

Every day I grow stronger in trusting outcomes to Jesus. Who else knows me better?  No one.  If I only knew then what I know now . . .

Thank you, Lord, for giving me the determination to withstand vulnerability within myself, even when judgement occurs.  You are my strength!

God bless,


Anonymous said...

Being open, honest, and transparent only improves your image.

Bonnie Young (Shoemaker) said...

Dear Anonymous,

Yes! I just wish I wouldn't have been so concerned about what others thought about me when I was younger. With age comes wisdom, right? Thank you so much for your comment!

God bless,