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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Transparency

I am preparing a workshop for the women's conference at our church next weekend. I am very excited to share and believe that God has a message He wants to share through me. However, I am thinking today about how hard it can be to be transparent in life as well as in a leadership role. It's even hard to share the blunt force of my true feelings with friends or my husband at times. Can he handle the ugliness of my feelings, my pain? Can they still love me when they see the unpretty parts?

Transparency is a gift we give. Often, when I give it, I receive it back as well. So I will step out, be transparent, and allow what others "intended to harm me" to be used for good (Genesis 50:20).

So be it.

3 comments:

Beefy said...

I love the way you say ugliness of your feelings - I realized today that I have quite a bit of that in one situation in particular. Ugh.

I LOVE that you are blogging - I have missed you so so so so so so so so so so so much!

Heth said...

Good stuff Ang. Even sharing this blesses me. Can't wait to hear what God has to say through you.

I agree with Beefy, glad you are back!

melanie said...

i was reading a book called messy spirituality on the way home this weekend, totally talking about transparency. good stuff.
i can't wait to hear it, you're going to do awesome!! even if oli yells at you- i love yah!