for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you….(John 15:15)
I used to be so afraid to share my life with others. I remember a number of years ago, while in a women’s small group, a dear friend of mine said to me, “Heather, you only share safe things.” Um, what, excuse me? But, she was right. Truth be told, I didn’t even realize I was doing that, but I certainly was. Maybe there was part of me that was afraid of exposure. I think a lot of it had to do with feeling like I needed to come across like I had things together.
I have since then, thrown this mentality out the window. It’s done me no good, but connecting my life to others through the gift of transparency has.
Jesus was himself a master teacher. He tells us in John that everything he learned from His Father He passed down to His disciples. Jesus, being a such close relationship with His Father allowed the very words of God to penetrate His own life so deeply that He simply became someone who shared the message of God, because God has put the message in HIm.
Have you allowed your life to get so close to someone else that’s following God closely that you start to share their heart for God as well? You start to have the same kind of trust, faith, and transparency? Where is God taking you on your journey of faith? Show me the people who you’re letting in, speaking truth into your life and I’ll tell you where you’re going.
Be wise who you pick, because friends, our time on earth is so short. Rejoice and be glad that you don’t have to hide who you are, you can share your life with others and know that is a deeply beautiful thing.
Lord, use my life for your namesake. Surround me with wise counselors and mentors who can keep pointing me to you, in Jesus name, Amen.