Keeping it Real

A few days ago, I shared a post about how God brought me through one of my biggest struggles. I had been sitting on it for about a week. Wondering if people would think it’s strange that someone who has been a Christian for years still wrestled with the idea of unconditional love.

Yet, God’s grace and His freedom in my life is too amazing not to share.

And I couldn’t shake the sense that someone, somewhere, needed to hear my story—His story.

So, one afternoon, I told the Lord, “If this story of Your incredible grace changes one life, if it touches one soul, if it glorifies You in any way then, to borrow David’s words, I will become even more undignified than this.”

Right? Wherever and whenever He wants me to share my struggles, I’ll do it if it means that someone else gets to experience the wonder of grace.

God spoke so clearly to my heart that day: “I’m not looking for people who try to make themselves look super spiritual. I’m looking for people who will serve Me with humility.”

Putting ourselves out there isn’t easy. Humility is hard. And yet, God calls us to live lives marked by it. Philippians 2:3 says, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” God isn’t looking for people who are pretentious and showy. He’s looking for people who are humble and real.

Paul said, “I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me” (2 Corinthians 12:9).

Sometimes, we need to set our pride aside.

Sometimes, we need to be real about who we are so that we can be real about who God is.

God can’t move through us if we don’t step out of the way. Surrender is the key to a life worth living because the only way to touch another life is by laying down our own.

Always, it involves making ourselves vulnerable. Always, it involves obedience. But there is no greater glory than seeing Glory touch lives.

God wants to use my story. He wants to use your story. Because, ultimately, they are His story.

So let’s keep it real.

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