So I started this blog because I felt called and challenged to do so. For a long time, I didn’t hide my beliefs but I didn’t actively share my opinions surrounding them either. I didn’t want the internet trolls to launch on me on Facebook or some other medium or to lose a friend who might have no idea and be freaked by my convictions.
It wasn’t a conscious effort, so I never really thought about it- just kept to myself thinking, people are generally dumb when they speak out online, and who are they to spew their rhetoric on the world.
I was then struck by something a friend said in a convo about being fearless in speaking out. It’s funny because I am usually the opinionated one, but put me in front of the masses, and my hospitality takes over and I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.
Now that I have a two year old, I am so in awe of his ability to say whatever comes to mind. To have the freedom to be so open and honest. The other day on a family boat ride he let my dad, his Pops affectionately, know that he had big nipples. You can’t make this stuff up. Their is such joy and rest in saying it like it is!
When that crazy kid is asleep, I don’t toss and turn wondering what he meant by something he said or how he is feeling about something I said to him. The best part about it is, I know he still loves me!
We hold back so much because of other people and what they may think, but God and our real people love us the most when we speak openly and truthfully. We were made in His image to be honest and it was sin that shattered that relationship, so we have to fight every day to get it back.
Now I’m not saying as an adult you should go around talking about people’s nipples, but we could all learn a bit from lightening up and saying it like it is.