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Are you walking in true freedom, or has the opinions of man-kind kept you from living and being who you’ve been created to be?
It’s so funny how vulnerability, or nakedness and bareness, can cause one of two things: shame or freedom. When we’ve committed something that we never want anyone to know about, like giving into the peer pressures of life which go against our morals; or, when our hidden secrets are brought to the light, exposed for, what it feels like, the entire world to see — how are we supposed to live life thereafter?
On the otherhand, vulnerability or nakedness can lead to freedom because what once held you captive has now set you free. Once you were bound by the four-walls in which others potentially could place you. Running and fighting for your life, to keep your very secret buried six feet under. Instead it’s where you’ve placed yourself, the ruling in favor of a life long sentencing behind bars.
Your story, your mistakes, and your experiences are your testimony. Moreso, the story about how you were able to rise above, allowing God to take presedent in your life. Are you walking in your God-given freedom, or are you still hiding behind the curtains, hoping that no one will ever uncover that of which you’ve buried?
(Read My Reference: Genesis 3:7 NLT and Revelations 12:11 NLT).
Be sure to tune into Episode #34: There’s Grace in Honesty, where I speak on the power and grace in being open and sharing your story.