Many women would never do that. There is too much shame and humiliation involved with being transparent. They question, "What would others think of me?"
They worry about being negatively judged. About no longer being respected or accepted. They want to give a persona that they have it altogether in their perfect and tidy life.
So they bury their little secrets in hopes to never be "found out." They plaster a fake smile upon their face. Their topics of discussion only cover the superficial. After all, what would their friends and family say if they shared the truth?
Early on, what the Lord taught me was to get rid of my pride. Pride is a lie from the enemy. The lie of pride says, "I'm not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, or successful enough." Pride says, "I cannot reveal my flaws or failings." In addition, pride says, "I care more about what others think of me than what God thinks of me."
Sadly, many people don't realize the potential that awaits them if they let go of their pride to move forward in God's plan. In fact, the Bible goes so far as to warn us that the Lord hates the sin of pride and will discipline the proud. (Proverbs 8:13)
Today, I encourage you to recognize if you have pride. To be real with your own self and your heavenly Maker. Stop allowing the enemy to control you with paralyzing fear and pride. Instead, humble yourself. Be authentic. Have courage to be real.
In essence, it's when we are humble and show our true colors that others will be empowered to do the same. When we have the courage to expose the depth of our brokenness, we start a ripple effect in which others will no longer feel alone or ashamed. Instead, they will rise up to feel comfortable in their own skin and boldly pave the way for others to follow.