Today I’m linking up with Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday and joining some of the most beautiful women on the internet for five minutes of free write. No editing, backtracking or need for perfection. Just words free flowing from my heart to yours.
It takes courage to be real.
to put one’s self out there,
to share from the depths of a heart,
aching with the pain of desire to be known.
How will I be perceived
when I share the real me?
Empty at times, weary and worn,
days filled with anxiety and depression
Will they judge?
Will they love?
Will they desire to get to know the real me?
It would be much easier to hide
behind the mask and the thick walls
which so easily hide my sin and shame,
hiding my real self so that others might accept me.
The God of the universe saw fit to
create me just the way that I am —
flawed, imperfect, a work in progress.
[Tweet “He sees behind the mask, breaks through the wall and reaches out His arms to embrace His own.”]
This is the real me,
embraced by the arms of my Eternal Father
forever loved and always accepted.
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