Living a Truthful Transparent Life for Christ
As a disciple of Jesus are you truly living a transparent life for Christ?
Would you be willing to openly share your struggles, trials, and temptations?
You may realize that living a transparent life is easier than you think!!
You're probably thinking are you crazy!!!
Why would I want to do that?
Trust me, I know admitting your failures isn't easy but would you be open with them so that it can help someone with theirs?
You have no idea what kind of impact you can have on someone else's life doing this very thing, sweet friend. So how do you go about living a transparent life?
Living a transparent life places us in a vulnerable position, doesn't it? We often want people to see what we allow them to see on the outside not what we may have hidden deep down in our souls.
I'm certain you have some stories that you'd just assume stayed private right?
We have ALL fought battles that we don't want others to know about. Some of our stories may be too painful or shameful to share and we may feel as if we'd let people down.
But living a transparent life with others is allowing our true selves to be seen. Let's dive into some tips for living a transparent life.
LET OTHERS SEE THE REAL YOU
It takes courage to share where we fall short and struggle. We don't like to open ourselves up due to fear and ridicule that may come from doing so.
However, as born-again followers of Christ, we must be willing to show others that we don't live perfect lives and do not have all the answers.
In all honesty, we do not have our lives altogether. Christians face the same temptations as those who are Non-Believers.
Being a Christian in today's world isn't easy. Not only this but living a transparent life as a Christian is even harder!
DON'T FEAR REJECTION
It's an ongoing messy process of learning to become more like Christ. We shouldn't fear rejection because we know who we are in Christ and our identity is found in Christ alone.
We should be speaking the truth to this hurting world. Fruitfulness comes from showing vulnerability and the admission of our own weaknesses. I don't know about you but I make mistakes on a daily basis.
I know without a doubt that I want to honor God and show others the Love and acceptance that ONLY Jesus can provide. I attend Harvest Bible Church and my Church is BIG on Life groups.
God wants every follower of Jesus to be continually growing as we worship Christ, walk with Christ, work for Christ and witness for Christ.
THE TRUTH CANNOT LIE