is to be able to open up and accept defeat, accept someone into your heart. To be vulnerable is to embrace your past, your present and your future.
Today, I went to the Ladies Small Group at church. I don’t want to elaborate on religion, since religion is a sensitive topic and people choose what they believe. However, during our session, we talked about sin, about Adam and Eve and what sin truly was.
Sin is what we believe.
When we choose to believe certain things that we know is certainly wrong, when we choose to do things that are against what we are originally taught – that is sin. Sin is the source of our denials and lies. Sin is the reflection of what makes us stronger.
At the end of the session, we got into pairs and talked about the sin within our lives.
We were asked to be vulnerable.
Throughout my life I have had trouble being vulnerable. I have had trouble opening up and spilling it out to another. So, instead, I have done many things I’m not proud of, hurt those that cared for me and lost some valuable relationships.
However, since accepting Christ back into my life again – vulnerability has become something that comes natural to me.
But what was fascinating about today was, after giving my testimony, by friend’s testimony was a reflection of my past. There are details that are obviously different – but the pain, the emotions, the feelings – she could relate to me on the same level.
I used to think that no one would ever understand me. No one could be in the same situation as me. Obviously I was wrong.
It was so great to be able to open up and connect our pasts together. It was refreshing to talk about our troubles, our mistakes and how both of us are trying our hardest to start anew and try to fill the voids and strains within our lives. But I think what’s most valuable is both of us seeing the different Christ has made within our lives.
Ultimately, I just want others to know that – YOU ARE NOT ALONE. There is someone out there that is going through the same thing, that hold the same emotions as you do, and who understand you. Don’t think that it will never get better, it DOES GET BETTER.
Trust me. I am an example of perseverance and rising against. Countlessly I thought I would not make it through, numerous times I tried leaving this life – but in the end, I realized that our lives are gifts.
We cannot just end it without putting up a fight.
We got to fight, fight with all our might.
We got to be strong, and never give up.
We got to believe that, at the end of the darken road – there is light, there is hope.
Believe it, you will overcome.
Life puts obstacles so that we can overcome the ultimate test. Once we overcome, we will be able to overcome ourselves and find a reason to live.
Remember, tomorrow is never promised. Today is not a guarantee. We only have this moment. So grasp the moment and fight for the happiness you deserve.