So so true. I hate that kind of conversation, not just having it with other people but when other people have it with me. Yet I am profoundly grateful for the truth-tellers in my life and much as I hate walking through the painful things in me I’ve had to face and change, I would hate it more if the lack of change sapped the life out of me. But it’s worth it. Though it is hard sometimes to keep a humble heart that will listen and respond with a yes to God in it all. But it’s worth it. It’s always worth it.
Have that hard conversation now
As a person who has struggled with many things, I’ve found no better medicine than the blunt truth. Actually, I’ve found no better love than that. It is stinking hard to confront people, it’s taking a risk that you’ll be rejected, that you’ll wound a relationship!
But I have to tell you, please take that risk, man! Speak that truth in my life, DON’T let me suffer and die in these circumstances. And I hope I do that for others too.
Urgh. Hard on both ends, but like Seth said, always worth it.