When we were created, we were created to be with others. I’m not saying you have to believe in soul mates or marriage ( even though I do, haha ;)) BUT, WE ALL NEED RELATIONSHIPS! Relationships matter.
NOBODY is whole without others involved in their life. Why? Well we were all born with sin, and when left alone > those “demons” will only manifest into greater beasts… yep, pretty dismal picture, but one that has stood the test of time.
Loners aren’t going to take over the world, or even conquer their day. #speakingtruth
We have to love others
We need to foster sound relationships, and nurture others in our lives. It’s important to have others to share life with because it helps us grow as people, as a culture, and let’s get really big here….as a NATION.
I’m an introvert, so this means that everything I am “preaching” is to myself. I fully believe I could do life alone, flying solo, living my #bestlife, and at times this internal dialogue as caused much strife in my life…hello my dear husband and precious kids, haha!
But it’s one part of my life that I’m truly working on because I know the importance of making myself stronger in this area. And, why is that important?
Purpose for our lives
Weeeeelllll….my only purpose in life is to spread love and let others feels the presence of Christ thru me… yeah, easy enough…haha.
Truly, this is why I’m (you are) here, and how can I (you) do that if my (your) only concern is me, myself, and I ? I can’t. Simple.
Time to care!
Our society is about self-preservation. I love America, but y’all …..we only promote SELF, and that’s just wrong. Period. What is the point of anything if it’s all about the individual? If we make no impact on anyone, don’t grow into a better person, or contribute to our community? We aren’t animals, only focused on staying alive. There is more to us as the human race. We are here for a much greater reason.
Consumption doesn’t do the soul good…ever heard of the saying “too much of a good thing is bad” ? That’s reality. Nothing that’s too good is too good in the long run.
Let’s talk about what we can do. >>>start loving people<<< and that= BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS.
Yep, difficult people will be apart of that equation too, and conflict will arise. Grief and hurt will be involved as well, and we have to learn that being in pain is okay. We weren’t created to feel only positive things because how would we ever learn?
For a long time, those parts were what kept me from putting myself out there, and even from wanting children. I’ve seen death from a young age, and I believe it really made me aware of pain, which truly made me desire protection over vulnerability.
There was a time I felt perfectly fine being alone and relying on myself. I thought I could handle it all. I didn’t confide in anyone hardly, and really tried my best to portray that I had everything under control, neatly packaged, and all together. Sure, I prayed and loved God, but I hadn’t given it all up to Him yet. I didn’t look towards others for help or guidance that He had placed in my life. I was still in the drivers seat….hardest time of my life.
We weren’t meant to do life alone. Hence, why He gave us the Holy Spirit that dwells WITHIN us.
Here’s the deal
So here is the deal….we all have to work on building relationships. And why wouldn’t we? Even as an introvert, I know the importance of choosing to put others first, choosing to spend time with people, and how I always come away better for it. Sure there may be hurts along the way, but you know what….that’s part of it.
Another saying “better to have been loved, than never to have been loved before.”
We have to cherish those closest to us, and we have to look in front of us at who God has placed in our path to cross. Having relationships is the strongest thing in life we can experience, and it’s the only thing that will make us as rich as we could imagine.
When we die, what’s left? Not to be morbid, but the things of this world will turn to dust.
“All go to one place. All are from the dust, and to dust all return.”Ecclesiastes 3:20
And the only thing left of us is how we made others feel, and maybe something we taught them that they will teach to others.
Put yourself out there, it’s time! We are all different and we all have something to offer the world. We all can and will make an impact with our lives. And it’s up to you, how big, and what kind.
I think life has a funny way of tricking us into believing that we have all the time in the world, and that all that matters is what we can get and show off. Wow, what a misconception. Literally, none of that matters.
Let’s get out there and make relationships, cultivate them and nurture them. It’s time to put yourself out there, take this as your sign and do something about it.
We can all live with intention to give this life all we’ve got and leave nothing on the table.
Go live with BOLD INTENTION!