“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” Brene Brown
We have all been there many times. It is the point in a conversation when we can either share about our mess or move on to something else. There may be good reasons to not be vulnerable and expose ourselves. But lots of times there are very good reasons to do so.
Unpacking the above quote from Brene Brown, I will name some of them:
There is all the grace in the world for where you are at, sister. Yet, truly, as we share our stories of hope and redemption, of mess and mourning, we shine the light on He who IS the Light of the World. And our words hold an integrity, an authenticity, which would be missed otherwise. This is relevant apologetics which will draw many closer to He who desires to encompass all of our stories in His Great Story.
I am wife to a wonderful man, mama to three precious now-little-but-soon-will-not-be loves. Each born in a different place--two states including 2 states and 2 countries. I am a farm girl who found her heart in the city. I can now claim fluency in 3 languages :: English, Spanish & Hungarian.This combined with the all-too-true 'mommy brain' explains much regarding my mental state most days;) I am a sojourner longing for Home. Yet, in my messy and broken, I embrace the moments given with all I have. I am seeking, praying, and learning again and again that it is for His Glory I live. My prayer is that my little life would make much of Him! I write regularly at Abigail Alleman.
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