3 Kinds of People the Vulnerably Vibrant Community is For
A featherless baby bird, barely able to raise its tiny pink head, chirps as it awaits its next meal from mom. If you've ever seen a naked nestling chick, you know they are the ultimate representation of vulnerable. Now take a fledgling. A youngster just out of the nest. Still working on those flying skills, he stays close to mom for care and spends most of his time hopping around practicing life. A little less, but I would still say pretty vulnerable. Now look at momma bird. Fearlessly and faithfully caring for her helpless chicks, flying through the sky, finding food, staying with her flock, seemingly not a care in the world.
Last post I wrote about the meaning of Vulnerably Vibrant - about the lamb and the wolves and the mighty Protector. And about the importance of being armed with vulnerability. But knowing all of that, it can still be quite intimidating to do without a family, a flock, a community.
So that's what Vulnerably Vibrant is all about. Building a community to inspire others to embrace the ability to be vulnerable in order to live in vibrance. But more than that, its a family that serves those who are vulnerable - Webster's vulnerable - and helps them flip the coin and fly.
The negativity often associated with vulnerability creates victims. But there are two sides to the vulnerable coin - the victim & the victor. Both vulnerable. Both very different outcomes.
It's For Everyone
Ironically enough, the vulnerability that allows one to be a victim is exactly what empowers another to be a victor. In turn it's that vibrant vulnerability that can then reach out and bring someone else to victory. So who is the Vulnerably Vibrant community for?
Its for the victims. Those who are "lost, confused, beat down, misused, defeated" (straight from the song Stranger - I couldn't resist). Those who are under attack and alone. Its for anyone who needs a helping hand, an encouraging word, a friend to come along side them and shine a light in the darkness. Its for the nestling who needs nourishment, warmth, and a safe place to call home.
Its for the victors. For those who've overcome. Who want to live in vibrance and reach out to others armed with their vulnerability. Its for those who have flipped the vulnerable coin and have taken flight.
Everyone In Between
And its for everyone in between. Its for those who are on the journey. Its for the fledgling - those who are learning, and growing, and self-improving everyday. Those who need a flock, a community of inspiration and support. A place to serve and be served and have fun along the way. Vulnerably Vibrant is for everyone.
Join the Flock
So I encourage you to join the community. Be armed with vulnerability and alive with vibrance. Spread the word and share your story - where are you at on your journey today?