My Five Minute Friday on: Bare
I am a recovering control freak.
Others were on the receiving end, but no one felt it more than me. A burdening pressure to keep it all together. A suffocating need to protect myself by doing it all.
Did others know I was falling a part on the inside?
In the deepest, darkest places there isn't enough strength to hold the facade together anymore. And as the walls around my heart began to crumble, I found myself exposed.
But this is where we start. When the heart is open and you find yourself searching — for answers, for strength, for Someone.
Desperate and bare.
And this is where you meet people. People just like you, with the same questions, feeling weak, and searching for someone. Someone who knows where they've been or where they're going. Someone who reminds them they are not alone in their struggle.
Fear may tease me into rebuilding walls. Control may try to appease my weariness when the harsh world encroaches.
But every time I vulnerably share my heart and my life struggles with others I see Him. Sweeping up the ashes and making them into something beautiful.
Linking today with Lisa-Jo: