Friday, May 4, 2012


We {I} can tend to put on a mask.  Being vulnerable, transparent, letting people see inside us, is hard.  Being stripped of everything and letting people see the real us is uncomfortable sometimes.  We worry about people judging us and looking down on us.  We worry about them gossiping and walking away from us.

Being real is hard.

I am so thankful for friends I can be real with.  Friends that I can trust.  For a long time I didn't have that.  For a long time I was afraid to open up.  If I let them see the real me, they might see my failures and flaws.  One thing I found is that when you are real with those you are close to, you see that you are not alone in your fears and failures.  There is always someone who has been there, done that.  So when you are real with them, they can offer up advice, encouragement and prayer.

Remember we are not meant to do this life alone.  Don't hide things inside.  Talk to a friend.  Be real with them.  Let them help you.  Let them encourage you.  Let them be a shoulder for you.

Two are better than one for because they have a good return for the labor: If either of them falls down one can help the other up.  But pity anyone who falls and has no one to pick him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 

Sweet Blessings~

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  1. Beautiful, and Lovely, and truth. Topping over from Gypsy Mamma. :D

  2. I was thinking about masks as I put on my make-up this morning! I guess I needed to read this today!

  3. Ah, being real can be hurtful, but you are so right- it also opens us up to real friendship. Thanks for this "real" post!!!

  4. You are right. Real is very hard, but in the end it's worth being real. I think God wants us to be real so His light can shine through us and others.

  5. amen!

    My post: Real Friends-

  6. SO true, easier said than done sometimes, but you are right. I will try to be more vulnerable pull off the mask. Good post/

  7. Wow Traci, similar thoughts today!!!

  8. Real brings freedom. And all choose that all day long! Great reminder, Jenifer!

  9. Friends are truly a gift from God. I am so happy you have friends to share your heart with :) Have a wonderful day!


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