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WAKE UP WORDS: JULY 6, 2021

JUST BE YOU. Why is it so hard to be fully authentically ourselves 100% of the time? Because we've been hurt, because in certain areas of our life we're carrying around the brokenness of being told in some capacity that we're not enough. Because we're afraid of rejection and not being loved for who we really are... those are some of my reasons - maybe you have your own.

I love this quote from Timothy Keller:

"To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.”

What keeps us from being fully ourselves it what we need to face today.Because while it might feel safer to not fully expose our true selves, it's also a barrier that keeps us from experiencing life and love the way we were created to!

Today, let's start small. Our challenge is just to recognize where we are not being 100% our selves... and for extra measure... let's do it again tomorrow! Here's to being brave enough to be who we were created to be!!