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The other day, a friend shared this Brené Brown quote:

“I think midlife is when (God) gently places (His) hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear:

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‘I’m not screwing around. It’s time. All of this pretending and performing – these coping mechanisms that you’ve developed to protect yourself from feeling inadequate and getting hurt – has to go.

Your armor is preventing you from growing into your gifts. I understand that you needed these protections when you were small. I understand that you believed your armor could help you secure all of the things you needed to feel worthy of love and belonging, but you’re still searching and you’re more lost than ever.

Time is growing short. There are unexplored adventures ahead of you. You can’t live the rest of your life worried about what other people think. You were born worthy of love and belonging. Courage and daring are coursing through you. You were made to live and love with your whole heart. It’s time to show up and be seen.'” -Brené Brown

While I think she’s right on, I’m not sure if God is only waiting for mid-life. I’m positive God is whispering in your and my ear right now. Isn’t now a good time to start being real?