I’ve worked hard the last few years to be fully transparent… to allow others to see my struggles, my strengths, and to see how difficult it can be for me to choose joy all the time. Sometimes, I spend so much time focusing on my need to be transparent, that I forget to share how God is transforming me… how He has taken me from the person that I was a few years ago and turned me into someone who is seeking to be more like Him in everything that I do.
Whitney Capps wrote a transformational book that I had the pleasure of being on the launch team for this winter. It comes out on March 4th and is titled, Sick of Me: From Transparency to Transformation. Our society is saturated with people who are tired of the “fakeness” of social media and who are trying to be transparent by letting others see all their junk.
We are all working to show our realness in everything we say, do, and post. But we can’t stop there. We have to be transparent and show how that is transforming us. We can’t just show our mess and say, it’s okay to be a mess. We have to show how important it is that we admit we are a mess, but that we are letting God work through us to become someone different. We have to make an effort to let Him do a work in us that only He can do.
I don’t know about you, but I am on a mission to not just be transparent, but to be transformed this coming year. I’m sick of being okay with accepting my mess. I don’t want to stay in the same place that I have always been just because I am comfortable there. I am ready to be sanctified and let God work through me on the stuff that needs transforming. If you are too, I encourage you to pick up a copy of this book. It will be life-changing!