Have you every felt disconnected from the world? It's a lonely feeling isn't it? You can have many people around you yet you somehow feel lost and alone. I have been there and I'm sure we all have at one point in our lives.
Our friendships and other relationships are our connections in this world. Connection with others in our lives is so very important. When I say connection, I mean beyond the casual "hellos" and "goodbyes" and surface questions and conversations. I'm talking about connection and friendship with people who really know us and love us; who hold us accountable, who support us in good times and bad times and who tell us when we're messing up and yet can celebrate our successes. I want those types of connections. I want those types of connections for you. When we have these types of relationships, we can be a well rounded person mentally, spiritually and emotionally. And when you are well rounded in those areas, your physical body will catch up.
No one is an island. We just don't do well alone. Look at what God said about Adam in Genesis chapter 2 if you don't believe me. I also believe God meant that for more than just marriage as well. He wants us to build loving, healthy connections with safe people. Will people let you down at and hurt you sometimes? Yes. They have hurt me and let me down at times. People let Jesus down, even people He trusted. People killed him to be quite honest. However, He still believes and I still believe in friendships and healthy connections. Friendships and healthy connections have brought me through many things in my life. Those friends were and are Jesus on Earth to me and I am so thankful for them!
I want to encourage all of you to look for those safe people to connect with. We all need one another. You need them and they need you.
In the words of the popular song, Lean on Me:
"Lean on me, when your not strong and I'll be your strength,
I'll help you carry on;
For it won't be long, before I'm gonna need somebody to lean on!
Just call on me brother when you need a hand,
We all need somebody to lean on!"
Until next time,