November 3, 2017

Be Vulnerable

“For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.” – 1 John 2:16 If you want to connect deeply with people, you have to be vulnerable. To be vulnerable means to allow yourself to be seen deeply. Deeply. Allow people to see all the stuff in your life that you’ve been hiding: all your shame, all your fears, all your dreams, all your goals, all your desires, all your wants, and all your needs. Allow the people who are closest in your life to just see you as you are — no masks and no pretending. But when you do that, you always think you’re going to push people away. And sometimes you do, but most of the time when you do that, people don’t feel farther from you, they feel closer to

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Focus on Relationships

“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” – Psalm 133:1 The message we get from the world is that the most important thing in life is to leave a legacy, to be famous or to change the world. But that is not the most important thing in your life. The most important thing in your life is your relationships: your marriage, your parents, your siblings, your kids, and your friends. These are the things that matter most in your life. And those of us who are hungering and thirsting for something, in the end, you will find it in a relationship with God or in a relationship with your friends. And I don’t mean having friends, I mean being deeply connected with them. Having such an amazing friendship and loyalty that, through thick and thin, you know this person knows me and I know

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