Much to my enjoyment, I am in the middle of a Beth Moore Bible study with a wonderful group of ladies. There is not much that beats sitting around learning about God with a multi-generational group of ladies. I love to learn from women who are older than me. They have been through it and made it out alive! I love to make friendships that go beyond the bible studies and I love to learn about the bible and all the things God has for us to learn.
Last night, during the video, Beth Moore said something like this (paraphrased)…”God wants to burn the fake right out of us. He wants us to be geniune.”
This has stuck with me ever since I heard her say that. I’m a pretty real person. If I am feeling an emotion, you can probably read it right on my face. Actually, the ability for other people to be fake really astonishes me. I can’t tell you the number of times people have burned me because I believed what they said or how they acted when in all seriousness they were just pretending.
Why do so many people hide their real emotions? Why do we all pretend everything is fine? Why can’t we confide in one another and learn from others struggles?
I have found this to be true so many times, especially while having young kids. Why do so many moms of little ones act like everything is alright when in all reality, they have fought to get their little one to bed for two hours the night before, or they combed lice out of their daughter’s hair? Why can’t we use our experiences to help one another instead of putting on a perfect face like our house is Leave it to Beaver’s houes?
I just don’t get it. I care. I want to share previous experiences I have had with others who are going through it. I want others to tell me how they survived what I’m dealing with. Even with this blog, I will write about one of the many escapades that my children are currently involved in and I will see people in Walmart who will tell me they know exactly what I’m going through. Let’s help each other.
(Maybe it’s the librarian in me) I just want to pool our resources and not reinvent the wheel. Anybody ready to be real with me?