I think God can do the most work in us and through us when we stop pretending with Him, with others, with ourselves.
Thursday's poem may have been one of the scariest things I have ever written. I did not feel brave - I felt afraid and humiliated, yet compelled to just put it out there because the truth will set you free.
And it is. The Truth is setting me free.
Free to let go of expectations and agendas and hurts.
Free to be authentic, not in just the areas that are easy for me, but in all areas - to stop saying "I'm fine," unless I really am.
Free to give and serve and love.
Help me, Jesus.