Yesterday, my pastor said something in church that I’d like to share: “You are not your struggles or your past.” In fact it’s in our weakness that God is made strong and He’s able to get the glory out of our life. We don’t always have to grow in situations where all the elements are “perfect”, sometimes growth can come during adversity. Don’t despise the tough times that God is using in your life to help you mature in your walk with him.
Also in having a conversation with a friend of mine yesterday, I realized revealing areas you struggle with doesn’t make you “weak.” Being able to openly confront areas of trouble is actually a sign of maturity. It shows you’re willing to acknowledge the problem and hopefully find a solution. We must be able to see ourselves for where we really are and admit when, we’ve missed the mark; because WE ALL HAVE! I’m sure there is a lot in our lives that God wants to help us heal and fix, but God can’t do so until we openly confess. Don’t be afraid to be open with God about the hard things in life you’re dealing with. There’s a freedom found in His love.