Ever since I started dating Josh, I’ve been learning about what community is and how beneficial it is to develop strong relationships with other Christians. Developing community doesn’t come naturally for me. I’m such an introvert, and I have a fear of vulnerability.
The thought of letting someone get to know me well enough to speak wisdom into my life without holding back hard truth used to be enough to make me cringe. Even though I’ve grown a lot in that area, it’s still scary sometimes.
In community there is fear of judgment. When we begin to get close to people, our masks fall off, and our true selves are revealed. Instead of living out the lie that we have it all together, people begin to see our sins. They know our vulnerabilities and our struggles. They know we don’t have it all together like we want people to think we do.
But the truth is that we are created for community, and it is in community we find our healing. We are healed when we bring our darkness…