Hope you are well. This week I’m going to talk about a favourite topic of mine, one that is really important in lockdown: vulnerability.
“But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom”- 2 Corinthians 3:16-17
Vulnerability brings freedom. When we bring our whole self before God, we are fully seen and fully known; “the veil is taken away”. One of the biggest reasons that we put up a “veil”, is that we are scared. It is often fear of rejection that leads us to project a false image of who we are. The truth is, we connect with others through our vulnerabilities much more than through our achievements.
We don't need to hide our real selves from God, or from those who are becoming like Him. God is not looking to put us to shame, or disgrace or humiliate us (Isaiah 54:4). He wants us to live in a place of openness with Him and our brothers and sisters, because “where the Spirit of the Lord there is freedom”.
The following verse says “we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His likeness”. If we have had our veil of vulnerability unmasked with God, then we have freedom through His spirit to do the same with one another. Brene Brown says that vulnerability is the “birthplace of innovation, creativity and change”, and as we begin to get honest and open with God and each other, we begin to change; to be “transformed into His likeness”.
I would challenge you to be vulnerable with God and one other person about where you are at in this time of lockdown.