There IS strength in vulnerability!
How do I know this?
Because of my upcoming book launch of The Heart Swindler – Reclaim Your Heart and Stop Falling for Liars, Losers, and Lunatics.
In the book, I share not one but TWO of my own stories of being a survivor of relationship deception. Notice I didn’t say victim because that’s not what this is about.
It’s scary to tell my stories! I risk people judging me. I risk feeling that my love snafus will be exposed for all the world to see. I risk unkind words from those who think they could never fall for any type of scam…ummmm, ask the Bernie Madoff “victims” if they felt duped. I risk entering into a negative head space for a time.
BUT…there IS strength in vulnerability because if we don’t expose the underbelly of our lived experience, no one will know healing and wholeness is possible for them, too.
My question to you is: where does the strength lie in YOUR vulnerability? What’s in your past or present that you would rather keep hidden?
Deceit? Overtaken by a destructive habit? Imposter Syndrome? A hidden online vice that you think no one will ever know about?
Everybody, including you my friend, has gone through something on this earth! You’ve overcome and conquered something. And the things you did right and wrong to deal with the situation could help someone who’s struggling with the same issue as you have in the past, or are still dealing with now.
We don’t have to wait till we’re perfect to share or we wouldn’t have any pastors or leaders.
There IS STRENGTH IN VULNERABILITY!
I conclude with this: I choose to take the risks, because in the end I’ll be able to help educate, warn, nourish, and heal other women who have fallen prey to “love predators.”
The risks are real. We can choose to remain safe OR step out of our comfort zone and choose to be vulnerable.
What about you?