I was never good at loving other men well. As my walk with Christ continued to grow, I learned how important having deep, meaningful relationships with other guys was. It didn’t happen right away for me, but eventually, I learned how to bring down my walls so I could let love in. It wasn’t easy, but God made it possible. That’s just what He does.
It was during a mission trip when I learned it was okay to be honest with other guys and tell them my struggles. I couldn’t stand it at first, I felt uncomfortable and exposed, but it turned out most of the guys I spent the summer with were struggling with the same things I was. I experienced life-changing growth when I allowed myself to open up, to be loved. That’s exactly the way God intended it.