I. “…let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another…. “ (Heb. 10:24-25 NASB) // Perhaps as you got older, you began to adopt this belief that in order to be “successful”, you cannot rely on anyone but yourself. Or perhaps because you’ve been hurt by people you trust one too many times, you began to develop a self protective mechanism by learning to not get attached.
We live in an age where everything is staged. We’ve never been more simultaneously interconnected yet also disconnected. We build connections on Facebook and Linkedin, while also building walls around our hearts - never letting others know our most vulnerable parts. The world tells us that we can do life on our own, and it can be tempting to believe that. It’s difficult to be in a community sometimes. People are messy and complicated - the brokenness of our world affects all of us. Intentionally or not, we trample on feelings and hurt each other. Even people we like the most can drive us crazy at times. And when something hurts, more often than not we choose to walk away.
While it may seem easier to hold our hearts at a distance from people, we weren’t made to do life on our own. We were designed for relationships. Since the beginning of time, God said it is not good for Man to be alone and the Bible repeatedly tell us we are to become in tune and in step with each other, forgive and love one other. (continued in part 2!)
“Mary, Un-doer of Knots.” New blog post, link in profile. #art #travelblogger #mixedmedia #storyteller #travelblog #santafe #comfort #letgo #travelillustration #travelartist #illustrator #wanderlust #welltravelled #culture #visitsantafe #havepaintbrushwilltravel
I thought about going 100% all the way to stalker mode, but too bad, my phone carrier apologized for being unable to retrieve a number I cussed out a long time ago thru text messages. #storyteller #writersofinstagram #words #storytime #visualsoflife #thereal #moment #ai #digital #generalconference #acceptanceletter #quality #travel #message #memories #GeTURNEDon