But what I am wondering is this....
Do we sometimes tell others we're fine because we think that others expect us to be fine? Are we afraid that if we are honest that it might make others feel uncomfortable? Do we think that by being truthful that it would cause that person to doubt us? Question our security in Christ? Reject us?
Or could it simply be that we don't want to admit that WE AREN'T FINE because WE WANT OTHERS TO THINK WE HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER?
Sometimes it's just not easy to hide the emotion of NOT being fine is it? I know for me on any given day that HORMONES is flying you will know once you get within 3 feet of me that I AIN'T fine! I get hot, ill, act like a crybaby, withdraw or may even have somewhat of a short fuse. It's called "welcome to the world of womanhood". Can I just be HONEST with you? I have to constantly work on that and give it to the Lord, and plead for His help and it is hard some days.
I might not be the brightest crayon in the box but I have learned in 18 years of being in Women's Ministries that sometimes ladies the pretending we do will lead us to isolation, hiding from people, running from the truth, and depression if we are not very careful. We think....in order to be loved and viewed as an acceptable person I must be perfect! Sometimes we think if others knows our weakness and insecurities that they will not love us or accept us.
The truth is that GOD is perfect so we don't have to be! He never asked us to be perfect. He only asked us to accept His Son Jesus Christ as our Lord and personal Savior and He would do the rest.
I am not saying run to Walmart and stand in line and tell everyone that walks by that "you're not fine". What I am saying is that as Christian women we are to help bear the burdens of others.
Web imageLife can be hard! God allows us to go through things at times that break us in order to define who we are in Him. To mature us and strengthen us along our walk. But...He never intended for us to carry the load alone. He gives us sisters in Christ to help us along the way.
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Maybe today you simply need to grab a sister and say, "I'm not fine" and I need your prayers.
May the Lord of comfort be just that for you today...bring you comfort and healing. May we have the mindset of reaching out to those that struggle to ask for prayer.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy