Throughout life, we are bombarded by many variations of the following question: “How are you today?”…”How is life?”… “What’s been going on with you?”
We tend to respond with the usual: “Oh I’m fine”…”Things are good”…”Blessed and highly favored”
But how “fine” are we really?
While it’s important to be grateful and content with the blessings of God, it’s equally important to be honest about the trials and tribulations we face throughout our life walk.
We tend to live in lifestyles where we feel we cannot be honest about our journey. Especially in this new age of social media and constant sharing of achievements. We spend so much time trying to keep up with the Joneses that we end up ashamed of our meager existence.
On the flip-side, it’s easy to feel pressured to maintain the facade that everything is perfect. Sometimes, I fear telling the truth about my struggles with sin and stress lest I be judged by my fellow church goers.
No life is without struggle and stress. But we have become accustomed to wrestling in our walk in shame and in silence. We should never be ashamed of the life God has given to us. We often think of struggle as weakness. But God knows how much we can bear. To triumph over a test of life is a testament to His strength.
We must learn to lean on our brothers and sisters in Christ. And in turn, we must be available as trustworthy shoulders to cry on and have open ears and hearts to listen to someone in need of guidance.
The Bible says in John 8:32 “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free,”
When we are honest about our journey and our struggles, we give other people permission to be true to themselves as well and we can all live free in the provisions made by Christ.
Be #Unapologetically Honest.