Posted by: Rolf | March 10, 2011

Being transparent…

Do you feel you must appear perfect around others? Friends should not be afraid to appear weak—even ask for help when necessary. It’s not that we want to go around telling people about our deepest sins; but neither should we remain so bottled up that we have to suffer our battles entirely alone.

People need to be needed. It can make someone feel special when you open up to him or her.

Disclosure probably requires that you test the waters first to see how the other person will respond. You may find someone more sympathetic to your troubles than you would have thought! Sometimes it’s amazing how quickly you can bond with someone when you are really sharing yourselves with each other and drawing strength to deal with some difficulty you’re experiencing.

Christ revealed how intrinsic disclosure is to true friendship: I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you”. John 15:15

In His Grip and Serving Grace…

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