5. Communicate Your Anxious Thoughts
Finally, we’ve almost come full circle, my friend. It’s time to solidify this work. We’ve humbled ourselves in so many ways having now asked God to come in and be a part of every part of our lives. When we allow Him into these dark places that we seem to be so ashamed of, something beautiful happens. Not only are we strengthened by Him, but we also find that we are eager to connect deeper into our relationships. We have a sense of restoration, new hope, and vision.
You’ll be looking for your wife, your parents, your friends, maybe even your children, eager to share the experience you’ve had. James 5:16 says, “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”
Psalm 32:5 says, “I acknowledged my sin (my weakness) to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions (my issues) to the Lord,’ and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.” This scripture sums up what you have just done. You were fighting a battle alone, one that has taken so many lives, but you stood up and said, “NO!”
As weak as you felt beginning this, I hope you have seen the beauty of this unfold right in front of you. You have seen loneliness morph into community. You have seen confusion morph into faith. And you have seen a perceived weakness morph into great strength...that led to you passing it along.
Men, everyone, we have an enemy that would love nothing more than for you to be alone. God meets us in communion, both with Him and with the people he has placed in our lives. Don’t abandon that true strength for your own failing one. You are loved.
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Kyle Blevins is a writer and speaker from Chattanooga, TN. His writing has been featured on Crosswalk and related sites, the local GoodNews magazine, Devotable, and other sites like Uplifting Content. He spends most of his life right now enjoying time with his wife, Tori, and their three sons. When he isn’t leading an operations quality team, he is being active either physically or in volunteer work. You can follow his Facebook page by searching KBlevinsredirected.