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Discussion in 'Community Hangout' started by look4hope, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Jamdoc

    Jamdoc Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty transparent about most things, wearing my heart on my sleeve is an understatement, but as a result, sometimes me opening up and being defenseless to people, causes them to open up to me back, which can be good. Of course it also sets me up to be hurt, which is bad.
     
  2. look4hope

    look4hope Love.Fellowship.Joy Supporter

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    it is a risk to open up, always
    But being transparent plain and simple like that is admirable
     
  3. Aussie Pete

    Aussie Pete Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I agree. Satan is the accuser, not God, who justifies. I'm 69. The devil has been whispering in my ear that my days are now relatively few and there is so much to be done. I'm not concerned about my eternal security. I'm OSAS to the core. My concern is for the Kingdom of God and my part in bringing it in. It's only a small part, but all of God's people have a place in the body. When I'm focused on the Lord and not my performance, I don't have a problem. Building the church is Jesus' responsibility. I'm a servant, that's all.
     
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  4. GOD Shines Forth!

    GOD Shines Forth! Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Amen.
     
  5. Michael Collum

    Michael Collum Everything began with a voice, use yours Supporter

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    I experience other people's feelings and thoughts, the ones they discard and push outside themselves. I've found ways to mitigate the effect.

    I am reminded of this, because allowing myself to just be myself in a transparent fashion revealed something odd like that.

    Here's a message that resonates with the questions your post.

     
  6. look4hope

    look4hope Love.Fellowship.Joy Supporter

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    Thanks for sharing that, Micheal.
     
  7. NerdGirl

    NerdGirl The untamed daughter

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    I'm not going to present a false facade here or anywhere else. Social media is largely a poison on humanity, if you ask me. The less we consume, the healthier we'll be.
     
  8. Tone

    Tone "Whenever Thou humblest me, Thou makest me great." Supporter

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    This reminds me of a recent poem:

    Transparency


    Not everybody is called to the same level of transparency.

    I don't believe we can even be all the way transparent with our own selves, this side of eternity, so to speak.

    We all have our own measure.
     
  9. Tone

    Tone "Whenever Thou humblest me, Thou makest me great." Supporter

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    If nothing else...it's entertaining as all get out...!

    *Not sure if that's a saying.
     
  10. Tone

    Tone "Whenever Thou humblest me, Thou makest me great." Supporter

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    IOW, one should be transparent in proportion to their willingness to take the consequences.


    I mean, if people want to use things against you...who's at fault?

    I know, some will say "be wise" and this is true. Know how much you can withstand and share accordingly.

    We have a whole Book full of transparency...that's how we have it.

    My Messiah took authority every which way and, as Humble for Yah said, "in every dimension I will defend Him."

    This includes cyber space, I believe.

    Again, we are all called to be transparent...we just need to find our particular niche.

    What say ye?
     
  11. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Oops! Wrong thread.
     
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  12. Under_the_moon

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    Emotionally I have fallen away from God and life itself. I have a son so I do not wish for life to end but goals and any lust for life I had is mostly gone. Mentally I want it but emotionally I don't feel it. I question how God could let this world become what it is and let me feel the way I do.. emotionally drained. Mentally I can not accept that an endless universe an everything in it could possibly be not created since it is impossible to create something from nothing. I can't not see the warnings in scripture, all the things that was predicted and happened, down to the book of revelation speaking of the great falling away. The human part of me is so angry I spent my life trying to please God and am alone in this world and feel I always have been. Divorced cheated on lied to and alone. Mentally I am drained from everything. Just living for my son.
     
  13. Walking the Path

    Walking the Path New Member

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    Pizza! :pizza:

    Hmm...I wish I had something greater to share, but all I can think about is pizza. :doh:

    Blessings!
     
  14. Walking the Path

    Walking the Path New Member

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    These are troubling times indeed, however, you should not lose faith; there is a plan!
    The important thing to remember is, you're not alone! You have your son, and whether you may not wish to hear it at this moment, God. I may not be able to help you believe me, but please remain strong.
    I will remember you in my prayers!

    Blessings!
     
  15. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    The gender assignments, including that of God himself, supposes the hierarchy of authority.

    OT: Holy Spirit is a feminine noun, but never referred to as she.
    NT: Holy Spirit is a neuter noun, but is often referred to as he/him.
     
  16. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    Showing one's messy side is to show one's failures in most cases. I prefer to show my successes. :D

    (I do have failures, but I'll take them to the grave with me.)
     
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