Vulnerability: the state of being vulnerable, or being exposed.
Truth? I don’t like being vulnerable.
To me, being vulnerable means exposing myself to outcomes that I have no control over and I like being in control. I like to know what’s next.
To be vulnerable means allowing certain people to speak into my whole life even though it’s scary that someone might know you that well.
To be vulnerable means admitting I can’t do it all and that I do need others.
To be vulnerable means telling people what you think of them even if it means exposing yourself more.
To be vulnerable means letting your heart break for others and stepping out and doing something about what isn’t right in this world.
To be vulnerable means creating space to let God have control (of work, of finance, of your heart)
This past Sunday in church the speaker talked about how God won’t ever force himself into your life. You have to make space for him to move. But by making space you’re allowing yourself to be vulnerable, expecting that God is going to do something…even if you don’t know when. He gave His best for us (His son) so why wouldn’t He continue to give His best?
So, I made a decision to make space in particular areas of my life that I haven’t always let God take control of.
I will talk about how practically God is moving one day, but not today. I will say this…By allowing God to take back control it’s actually allowed me to free others from expectations and in that I have been able to become more vulnerable because I know that in the end God will always love me and it’s easy to be vulnerable with someone who loves you…
I’ve been reading this passage over and over today…thinking about how God gave His best for us…How much He loves us…and how if we could grasp the power of His love, how we could change the world…this is my prayer for you…
Paul’s prayer to the Ephesians…v.14-21
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.