I will never forget the first time I heard the words, “Let people in”. Yes, I said the first time. I’ve been told this on many occasions by many people in many different ways (I know, I’m a slow learner).
It took awhile for me to realize that my heart had been put on lockdown and there was no way anyone would get in. Sure, there were times that someone would catch me off guard and inch his or her way in but as soon as I realized it, I heightened security.
I think there are various reasons for the locking of my heart but the bottom line is I didn’t want to get hurt, I didn’t want to be rejected, I didn’t want anyone to have control over my heart and emotions. The result? Loneliness. Sadness. Depression.
Sure, “letting people in” is scary. It requires vulnerability. Being vulnerable is basically like letting someone see you naked… who wants to do that? I don’t! When we’re vulnerable we open ourselves to potential rejection and hurt.
But vulnerability also allows people to love you, blemishes and all. If you have not experienced the love of people who know the real you (the good, the bad and the ugly) then you are missing out!
When you let the right people in you will experience relationships with depth and joy that is beyond belief.