Being vulnerable is valuable. Being vulnerable is hard. Being vulnerable is necessary.
Webster states that vulnerability means capable of being physically or emotionally wounded; open to attack or damage.
When we open ourselves up to people of this world we are becoming totally and completely open for criticism, attacks, judgement, damage, and critique.
In this place of openness, transparency, and humility we experience a raw sense of freedom alongside the anticipation of rejection. A beautiful masterpiece of healthy fear and authentic courage all stirred together in the pit of our stomachs.
There is nothing wrong with feeling fearful, but it is what we do with the fear that can either create victory inside of us or create slaves out of us.
Most people feel vulnerable most when there is a chance of failure. One might be fearful of failing at the dream, vision, or idea that’s been placed inside them. But what happens when we don’t listen to the fear. What happens when we recognize that fear is the enemy? What happens when fear simply becomes a sign of healthy vulnerability rising up? Vulnerability that is necessary for the growth that is longing to take place in our lives. As an incredible man, Dany Silk, once said, “Vulnerability is strength. When you practice it you become powerful.” I don’tknow about you but I want to become powerful.
I am going to leave you with a simple challenge…become strong through vulnerability today. Share your life with each other and stomp fear in the face.