2 Corinthians 12:9:
“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me
The thing we all long for is connection, that is what makes a life worth living and where we find hope and joy. It is also why we were created.
It is probably the reason social media is so popular. We think we will connect better if we see ourselves through a filter. If we have removed those blemishes, we don’t like more people will “like” us.
Keeping this up in the real world can be very difficult if not impossible. Impossible not because we can’t be perfect in our own way but because we are taking away from who we are. Which means we feel that the complete naked me isn’t worthy to be whole heartedly embraced. We feel ashamed of certain parts of ourselves that we feel will keep us from belonging and being loved.
It is strange but if you ask someone to explain love to you they usually start by telling you about heartbreak. This implies a tension; love comes with excruciating vulnerability.
These are words I’m sure we all wish aren’t true because it can hurt so much to understand. We can’t selectively choose emotions because we are afraid of the hard feelings. If we cancel out emotions we cancel out ALL emotions. We close ourselves off from love, joy, and the promise of the Jesus type off love.
Sheryl Sandberg the CFO of Facebook might seem like an unlikely ally for creating a competing social network but if she is ok with being vulnerable why aren’t we if the reward is the same love God has for us. In her new book, Option B: Facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy; the woman who urged the world to lean in shares her journey on how to cope with loss. She urges us to be ok with not being ok because it can also lead to unexpected things besides love. The way people interact act with you or perceive you might become different which for her in Silicon Valley lead to vulnerability becoming a strength. Basically “if option A isn’t available kick the “hell” out of option B”
Random Moments of Faith wants to be your option B. The place where you can come to be your true self. We invite to share your vulnerabilities and in so doing you might help create a little more love.
Just send us a message or e-mail and we will help you share your story.