So often I think that I have to be "fake" and unreasonably perfect to be accepted when in reality it is authenticity that brings acceptance. I look in the mirror and ask whether I real show the world exactly who I am. When you have several social media fronts, it becomes easy to hide behind the highlights of life-to ensure the world sees me at my very best.
I find I struggle with authenticity at times because I fear rejection. NOW, I am convicted and have a new mindset. I am not going to try so hard to hide any of my blemishes. You will actually find that most people will like you just the way you are! They actually might even be MORE drawn to you if they knew some of your failings and your struggles.
It's a risk. It's a risk I am willing to take. Kyle Idleman says, "Fear is the enemy of transparency" and he is right. I don't like my flaws and don't expect anyone else to. What did Jesus say though? "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God"-Matthew 5:8
PURE in heart. Did you know my name (Caren) means pure? Ironic? Getting to the end of me meanings I am not worried about performing for anyone anymore. I am no longer interested in faking it because I understand that God is looking for the real me.
A Bit About ME!
Hey friend! My name is Caren and I am so glad you stopped by! This blog is a bit of my corner on the internet where I share honest thoughts about my faith journey, fitness journey, doctor wife journey, and motherhood journey. ALL of it! The good bad and ugly! I pray that something I share encourages you today!