Friday, November 30, 2012


Do you have Road blocks?  Caution Signs?  Stop Signs?
Are there any other kinds of signs, that you might feel are labeling you?

Some days I feel as though my "labels", without intention.....put up signs to others.  Maybe saying, "stay away" or "stop trying"....or maybe even something worse.

But what they are really meaning is;
"I'm bombarded."
"I feel alone."
"Why don't you understand?"
"I need someone to listen."
"I want someone to care."
"Is anyone out there?"
"Do you really understand?"
"Even if you can't understand completely, can you care enough anyway?"

Some days, I feel as though the more people I'm around, the more alone I become.
Does this even make sense?  Well maybe not in the scheme of logistics.  But definitely in the reality of life.

Do you have labels?  Either that were put upon you by others, by yourself, or your circumstances of life?

Do you feel like you're all alone out there?  Like no one else really gets what you are going through because no one else knows what you are going through?  Or no one else gets what you are going through because no one else is going through the same things as you?

Well, you don't understand because you didn't birth your kids.

Well, you don't understand because you don't work an extra job.

Well, you don't understand because you get to stay at home.

Well, you don't understand because you've never lost a child, or parent, or grandparent.

Well, you don't understand because.... the list could be numerous.

You're not alone.
Someone does understand.
God has put others in this world, so that we can share with one another our trials and struggles, and so that we can help one another when we go through these trials and struggles.  We just need to talk about it, invest time with someone.  Because there IS someone out there who's going through the same thing as you.  More than one even.

2 Corinthians 1:3-7

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ. Even when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation! For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly comfort you. Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer. We are confident that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in the comfort God gives us. (NLT)

I think what we need to be more willing to do, is share.

Not things.


Take TIME to call up that person and ask them how they are REALLY doing.
Find out the tried and true details of their life and pray for them.  Right there, on the phone.

Take TIME to stop by that friends house, if even for 10 minutes.  To show that you thought of them, took the time out of your day, and stopped by to say hi, and that you care about them.

Take TIME to be a blessing to someone.


It's not something you have.  It's something you make.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree. And I care about you.

BTW, I really enjoyed getting us and our kids together for that time period.


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