Being able to be seen thru.....
I have been thinking a lot in the last year about people that I admire. I have been dwelling on the reasons that I consider them mentors and want to learn from them. The biggest reason that I have come up with is transparency.
Relationships in our society today are so superficial. Fashion, current trends, gadgets, celebrity lifestyles and such occupy so much conversation now. (Not that I don't enjoy fashion trends, mind you!)
I think that more than ever I want to be surrounded by people who make their flaws and struggles known. How are we going to help each other, encourage each other, pray for one another, and yes, even learn from each other, if we keep those things bottled up in our hearts?
I am not encouraging people to replace the role of God with others. Our burdens should be laid at His feet first. But He has strategically placed others in your life that can encourage you. Seek them out!
What has kept me from this? Fear. Fear of rejection, fear of being hurt, fear of betrayed trust. Is this going to happen? Sometimes, it will. Because we all are human.
But isn't the benefit worth the risk?
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