This has been a difficult week for me. My first instinct was to refrain from posting, but then I receive a nudge telling me that someone just might relate. Someone might be having a tough week at work. Some pastor might be ready to quit. Someone battling an illness may be sick of fighting. Someone may be battling negative emotions and have been told to hide reality with a fake smile. I chose this week to refrain from doing that. There is nothing worse than a fake pastor, and I don’t want to be in that category.
Depression and negative thoughts come with the territory for many of us. The important thing is that we should not camp out there. We should be pushing through to see God’s goodness in the midst of our pain. Praying through the storm. Praising through the tears.
It’s okay to be real. If that real you is toxic, don’t stay there. The point of exposure is to correct the problem. Let people see where you are so they can speak life (and correction when necessary) to help you be a better follower of Christ.