To be transparent is having the property of transmitting rays of light through its substance, so that bodies situated beyond or behind can be distinctly seen. In order for someone to be transparent, it means the person has nothing to hide; you can see who they really are. The Dalai Lama said, “A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.” One of the characteristics of a true servant is transparency. Transparency must be displayed in the life of a true servant.
To be transparent implies that the person is open, and nothing is hidden about their life. They are open to communication and accountable. Transparency is operating in such a way that it is easy for others to see what actions are performed. The Apostle Paul said, “And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling,” 1 Corinthians 2:1-3 (NASB)
Paul is here reminding the Corinthians of his transparency when he first came to minister to them. I love what he says to them: “I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling.”Paul was not afraid of showing weakness. That’s transparency!
What about you? Are you a transparent servant?
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