#75 Vulnerability

Excerpt taken from “101 Ways To Get & Keep His Attention” written by Michelle McKinney-Hammond.

“I am your servant Ruth,” she said. “Spread the corner of your garment over me, since you are a kinsman-redeemer” (Ruth 3:9)

Don’t mistake vulnerability for weakness. Just as meekness is strength under control, vulnerability is the capacity to unashamedly yield to your needs and make them known. Nothing pulls at a man’s heartstrings more than your vulnerability. It exposes your inner being, the softer side of you, which is always appealing. It is subtle flavor, not seen with the eye, yet you know it is there when you taste it.

There is something about someone who can simply say, “This is what I need, can you help me?” Lack of vulnerability merely reveals pride. Pride in strength you don’t truly possess. An I can-do-it-all-by-myself attitude repels those who want to be part of your world. Pride builds walls that no man can, or wants to climb. It presents a false bravado that is hard for even the most willing to penetrate. Sometimes we find ourselves trapped behind walls of pride that we no longer know how to tear down. But in order to experience true love, the walls must come down and be replaced with transparency.

Remember, the woman who allows her man to help her will go far. But the woman who insists on making it happen on her own will most likely stand alone and fail alone.

All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5).

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