For a long time, I was kinda stuck in a rut on my show. I didn't even realize it. But one day in an air-check session with my boss, he shared with me a new angle on being transparent. That presenting a problem and tying it up in a nice bow/scripture by the end of the talk break doesn't have to be the norm. Try presenting an open ended problem, UGH, and leave it there.
I think about this from the other end of the radio, or even just alone with my friends... how relatable we become when we present chaos and frustration yet rejoice even in the junk. Suddenly it becomes a little closer to being ok, less heavy. There's truly something to shining some serious Light on that darned darkness.
Take for instance my dear friend Lynn. Today she's on my show talking about her recent experiences but she's not at all like "Yadda yadda, I lost my job have two kids at home, a house note and my husband's working two jobs, but God's got it covered!"
No, she's like "Dang it, this sucks. This is really hard." And day in and day out she's moving forward, a living example that it's not all about tying it up in a nice fake bow. She believes YES, and doubt does creep in... fear sneaks in too. But she knows her source of Truth and she's on her face in prayer. Lynn is my hero for so many reasons, but mainly because she lives her life and doesn't hide the junk.
I'm excited to see how many people call, comment and encourage after I air her bit this afternoon. Purely because they've either been there at some point or are there now?
Don't hide in it anymore. It's ok to ask for help. Talk about it and live it out. Talking about junk is a scary place to be but remember in our weakest places, He is strong.