Are you too entwined to be genuine?

To be genuine
Begin to unwind
The myths
That have you entwined.

“Don’t be vulnerable,”
Is bad advice,
Because if you’re not
You’ll be cold as ice.

When your heart
Is shut down
Your mind
Can never truly

When “I’m okay,”
Isn’t true,
It’s probably not
The very best thing
You could say.

If you won’t share
What touches you deeply,
You’ll become unaware
And no longer care.

Requires the courage
To express humility
And vulnerability.

Part of being human is being wounded. Everybody needs a compassionate, listening ear to hear them. Be one. When you you try to make your heart vulnerability-proof, you lock it away in solitary confinement.

In a society that frowns on sharing personal information and experiences, it’s easy to think that we’re the only ones who feel the way we do.

Broken people gratefully respond to sincere kindness, but proud people are often threatened by kindness. If you open up and share something that has touched you deeply, it will inspire other people, too.

If we’re not willing to be vulnerable, we’ll feel like it’s necessary to be deceptive. Someone with an open, tender heart has much more ability to touch people’s hearts, than someone with a closed, hard heart.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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