Thought for the day 26

Thought for the Day

Even before we were pastors, Steve and I always believed that we as leaders should live as transparent lives as possible. We believe it even more now we are honoured to be Pastors of our church. Being transparent doesn’t mean that we bare all to everyone, about everything - or using platforms to tell of our problems.

To us, being transparent means keeping it real in our lives. In marriage, in parenting, in finances, in working and leading... we live each day admitting that there are highs and lows, and when we have lows there is no shame in honesty and when we have good times it’s lovely to celebrate that with our friends and families.

It means that we don’t wear masks or cover up the fact that life can be tough. It means that we are honest and truthful but have true respect for each other - meaning that we also protect our own relationship and family with our actions and words.

I believe that the world doesn’t need hypercritical Christians, it doesn’t need examples of ‘perfection’ because the truth is we aren’t perfect. But we must have enough integrity and love to own up to our faults and make changes where they need to be made.

I encourage you today to take down any masks that you’ve put up over your life and allow yourself to shine through. The real you, the authentic you, the transparent you. God made you as you so let the world see it!

“Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:25‬ ‭ESV