God knew what he was doing from the very beginning.
He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son…
We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him. ~Romans 8:29, The Message
Online is a place where it’s easy to hide behind an image of what you want to be instead of being real about what you’re in the process of becoming. If you can accept God’s unconditional love and be comfortable in your under-construction self, He’ll use you exactly where you are as a point of light for others.
“Friendship blossoms when two people say to each
other, in effect: ‘What, you too?
I thought I was the only one.” – C.S. Lewis
God is intentional about how and when His children’s lives intersect. It takes courage to let on that the odds are stacked against you and that life is far from ideal. But keeping it real is critical to real relationship building. And you just never know, your transparency may be what inspires people to take that first step in seeking God.
People already know your aren’t perfect, which makes it okay to say: “I’m a mess.”
It’s in our moments of humility and need that you become transparent, vulnerable, and approachable. Living out this kind of honesty online will set you free and maybe that is just what someone else needs to be set free, too.
You are under construction. But God will use you where you are . He always finishes what He starts. #LiveSticky
What’s the most transparent thing you want to share today?
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