I sped through the book titled "The Gifts of Imperfection" by Brene Brown this afternoon and jotted down a few impactful things
own your story.
Yes. I am imperfect, vulnerable, and sometimes afraid.
That fact does not change the truth that I am also brave, and worthy of love and belonging.
why is that so hard to grasp? It's hard to admit both of those statements.
they involve a terrible amount of courage, yet also show a beautifully placed identity.
we sin, we fall short, and yes- we're timid.
however, Jesus is bigger than all of that. He makes us brave, He's formed us in his image- we *are* sons and daughters of the Most High and that, in and of itself, makes us worthy of love and belonging.
the root of the word courage is -COR. Latin for heart.
originally, courage meant to speak one's mind by telling one's heart.
speaking h o n e s t l y + o p e n l y has been confused with the idea of heroics.
Where original courage is, vulnerability is on the line.
be still and take courage.