Updated: Oct 5, 2020
Vulnerability breeds growth! No one is perfect. Even those who sit on their "thrones" have flaws. With all this isolation, we have more time to think about ourselves. As we take this time, we begin to recognize our weaknesses, but we can work on them to correct our course and grow.
Grace in Vulnerability
I choose to give myself grace! Why? Because none of us are perfect, and recognizing my flaws helps me to grow! To encourage you to give yourself grace, I'm going to share some of my flaws. Then, I'd like you to take a minute to appreciate yourself for your strengths and give yourself grace where it's needed!
1️. I have cottage cheese legs & flabby arms! (I'm working on it though)
2️. I have a major sweet tooth & much of my frivolous spending goes towards it!
3️. I have "moments" when frustration overtakes love & comes out of my mouth!
4️. I often mix up letters & numbers and don't always see the error when I double & triple check!
It took me years to accept my flaws for what they are and, to be honest, sometimes I still struggle. Though I've come a long way, I know I still have growing to do. I will NOT forget that I am made perfect in God's image, and HE is NOT done with me yet!
Take Time for Withdrawing
"But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed." Luke 5:16. If even Jesus took time for Himself, how important is it for us? How often do you withdraw? How often do you allow yourself rest? Do you regularly allow yourself time to unwind and be refreshed? I don't do it enough, at least not in the manner that I should. Sure, I sit down daily and watch TV or something of that nature. However, I have to confess that I have not been great at truly resting.