You Don’t Need to Pretend

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

When we pretend, people fall in love with our fake self. How do you escape something like that? Pretending makes you awkward, not awesome (I’ve learned that from experience). I have also learned that when you’re vulnerable, the people that love you actually feel closer to you. Men, I’m speaking to you. When you are more vulnerable about your emotions — about feeling stressed, about feeling angry, about feeling sad, about feeling lost —  people feel closer to you, not farther. You connect in the heart instead of the head —  you don’t pretend because you’re rooted in God’s love and your dignity is found in Him. You stopped pretending a long time ago. And you’re thankful to God that you don’t have to pretend because you’ve experienced His real love.


Thank you, God, for your love and dignity. With it, I can be vulnerable with others.


Do you sometimes find yourself pretending?

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