The Value of Vulnerability in Friendships

The Value of Vulnerability in Friendships

Vulnerability is...

  • Courageously choosing to be completely honest in all circumstances (Proverbs 24:26)
  • Courageously confessing when you are wrong (Numbers 5:6–7)
  • Courageously receiving advice and guidance (Proverbs 1:5)
  • Courageously accepting discipline and correction (Proverbs 12:1)

Vulnerability in a Friendship Means...

  • Courageously sharing your painful past and present struggles (James 5:16)
  • Courageously stating your self-doubts and secret desires (Philippians 1:8)
  • Courageously speaking of your strong beliefs and spiritual values (1 Peter 3:15)
  • Courageously seeking honest evaluation of your personal strengths and weaknesses (1 Corinthians 2:1, 3–4)

Vulnerability in Your Friendship with God Implies a Willingness to open up to Him by... 

  • Courageously confessing your toughest temptations (Psalm 38:18) 
  • Courageously communicating your troublesome thoughts (Psalm 25:17; 55:16–17) 
  • Courageously conveying your angry attitudes (Jonah 4:1, 9) 
  • Courageously confiding your locked-away longings (Psalm 38:9) 

“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”  Hebrews 4:13

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