Daily Delight

Saturday, January 16, 2016

I struggle with being vulnerable. The thought of opening up and showing others my flaws or imperfections is enough to make me run.

Not being vulnerable is exhausting, though. Claiming you’re fine when you’re not is hard. Plus, even though I can convince others I’m fine, I cannot trick God. 

Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.-Hebrews 4:13 (NIV)

God not only sees how vulnerable I am, but also how hard I try to fight against it. Why do I fight being vulnerable? Because of perfection. I know perfection is impossible for us, yet I still try. Perfection doesn’t earn me God’s love or salvation. God loves me because he’s God.

It is by grace you have been saved. – Ephesians 2:15 (NIV)

When I’m fighting against my vulnerability, I’m too busy living the lie of “everything Is fine” to let God step in and help. Perfection doesn’t earn me grace and love. Vulnerability does though. Admitting that I need help and letting God help me is what I need.

I’m tired of exhausting myself by striving for perfection. I’m ready to be vulnerable. 


About the Author

Jenna Whalen≫ ≫Jenna is a 24 year old working for the Indiana CPA Society doing volunteer communication and planning events. Graduating with a Communications degree, she never imagined she'd be working for a CPA Society, but God had different plans for her and she happily followed where he led. She lives in Indianapolis and enjoys exploring all hidden gems the city holds. She loves to read, owns too many pair of shoes, never  turns down chips and salsa, and will find any excuse to wear a flower crown. Jenna is forever thankful for God's grace and his patience with her while she navigates life in her twenties. You can follow along with her adventures atjennakwhalen.wordpress.com.


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