This is the post each week where I
Link arms with others who like to
Write on the wild side –unabashedly
Over at Lisa-Jo’s.
For five minutes time.
Without editing or backtracking
On one word alone:
The label is one I’ve tried to hide behind. Use it as a shield to shelter my heart from the blows this world provides. And the longer I attempt it, the more I realize…being an introvert is no excuse. reason. handicap. shield.
God made us all relational people. We need friends–all kinds.
I’ve often found comfort in the verse “Where two or three are gathered in My Name, there I am” because I can handle two or three just fine. Yet Jesus needed 12. Still, He would need to find a quiet place alone to pray and refuel….
And the longer I allow Him to bend me ’till it’s uncomfortable. Send me where I need to lean hard in to Him. Mold me into what He had planned for me all along, the more I’m beginning to see…
I don’t need less friends…I need more. Because I need Him.
God is so big…we can not fathom the depths of Him. But we can catch glimpses…new aspects of His awesome goodness in each of us.
For He made us. to relate to one another. to all fit together in His Master Puzzle and belong. You and I, living this life as friends brings Him glory.
And let me tell you for the record: I am amazed by you and love how we differ. How we’re the same. How we fit. You are beautiful inside and out. And do you know what? I see Him in you. In ways I would have never seen Him otherwise. Thank you for giving me that chance. It’s no wonder He pursues you…
I’m honored to call you friend.
So I will guard your heart like it was my own. I will seek you out and strive to get to know you the best I can. I will let you in to my vulnerable places.
Because I need more of Him.
And I see Him in you.
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How about you, friend? Have you caught new glimpses of Him in one of your friendships lately? I’d love to hear.
Thanks for sharing your time with me.