One of the things I have learned in my adult years is that you can not go through life on your own. Sure, you maybe squeak by and get to the next day (and the next) but that is not what God had in mind. We were built to have relationships. We were built to share ideas, to share our highs and be there for one another during our lows.
Matthew 18:20 New International Version (NIV)– For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Life is tough and being alone makes it that much harder. I ask that you be there for someone today and if the moment calls for it; allow someone to be there for you in your time of need. God Bless Us All. PJSLB
Sometimes the hardest thing about helping someone is that moment were you have to stop and let them go before they bring you down as well.
Someone out there needs to read this today. I know this is hard. I know this is hurting you. This is one of those moments were you need to just “keep your eyes on the cross.” I pray that the peace that surpasses all understanding be upon you in this time of need. In Jesus name, amen. PJSLB
When i was young, i remember my teachers saying that if you want to know what a person is like, watch the friends that surround him. I have always agreed with that statement, but lately that statement has become more and more the description of my life.
I am a strong person (i would like to think) and there isn’t much that gets to me. Yes, i get hurt when someone speaks negative towards me (or others) and i know i am just not built to have that kind of negativity in my life. This is the reason why i keep my circle of friends so small. I may not have a lot of friends but i do have friends that are of substance and that add something positive to my life. For the most part, my friends are Christians but not all. This is where it gets a little sticky.
Someone who i thought was a “friend” has not been saying nice things about me. This is someone I would consider a Christian brother. They talk along the lines of being negative and finding opportunities to “poke holes” in what i do in the hopes of picking themselves up. What do i do? Like i said, i am not the type that likes negativity and i definitely do not like confrontation. In the end, i know myself and i know that i will just be staying away from this person.
This has gotten me to think of the times I haven’t been Christian like in my conversations with others. Its a humbling experience to know that i have hurt someone the same way that my friends has done to me. I can’t imagine i became that person who some would describe as a “judgmental Christian.” This is definitely something i need to change in myself.
Have you experienced something like this? Let us know.
Have a great days family. I thank God for speaking to me like this today and i pray that each of you hear the Holy Spirit when called upon to do something or change something within your life.