You Have A Story
We all have scars, and there's nothing wrong with that. Some of us are scared physically, and some are scared mentally or emotionally. We live in a world that looks upon our scars as a weakness, and labels our scars as flaws. We try to hide and cover up our scars so that others can't see how flawed and weak we really are. This is not the way to live, and I would like to encourage you to be bold enough to live differently and quite the opposite of that.
Our world, and sometimes even the church can, more often that not, be a very shallow place. We are conditioned to mask, hide, and cover up the truth so that we don't show weakness and vulnerability. This is no way to live. Transparency is the way to live empowered and truly free in Christ. Transparency means we are no longer living a facade or casting a shadow. Transparency allows His light to shine through us. A lack of transparency keeps us living in the dark.
These dark places of our lives have become surrounded by religious stigmas and judgements by many in the church, and consequently we live in an isolated dungeon that hinders us from embracing freedom in Christ. The freedom to be scared. The freedom to be weak and in need of God's amazing grace that truly strengthens us to live in this world.
God doesn't waste anything, especially your scars. There is a scared man in Heaven today and His name is Jesus. His scars have made provision for healing in your own heart, mind, and body. Scars are proof that God still heals today. Don't hide them from others, but wear them bravely as proof that Jesus loves you. We all have a story, and your story is ultimately His glory.
Transparency means we are no longer living a facade or casting a shadow. Transparency allows His light to shine through us.”