The overriding theme of last night’s dream was…brace yourselves…walking around naked. I was going through my day with a bunch of other naked people. Let me assure you, I did not take any happy pills before going to bed last night…not even Benadryl.
If you know me personally (in real life), you would know I would not be the first one to jump on the naked bandwagon. If I was bored on a summer afternoon, I wouldn’t be the first one to suggest to my group of friends that we go find a nude beach to hang out at for the day. Nope…not me.
But, in my dream, I was completely content being naked. I was encouraging others to be content with their nakedness.
See, I told you it was a weird dream.
But, the more I think about this dream, the more I realize the theme makes perfect sense. Because the one thing I am passionate about, is building a community around being open and vulnerable. Despite all our blemishes and imperfections, there is beauty found in living life naked and completely exposed. There is freedom in this way of life. So, in a sense, I would be the first to jump on the naked bandwagon.
I don’t mind sharing my struggles if it will encourage someone else. In fact, I love sharing with others where I used to be and where I am now. I love sharing the journey of how God took one broken life and put it back together. And, it all starts and ends with being naked before an all-knowing God.
So, is there any flaw in your life that you are covering up and pretending doesn’t exist?
What are you running or hiding from?
Let me encourage you to bring whatever you might be struggling with out into the light. There’s incredible healing found when we become willing to strip off our masks of perfection and share our weaknesses with others!
But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. (Ephesians 5:13)