Hey guys! And a good evening to you all.
Hope you’re doing well.
I just quickly wanted to share about the power we have in community, and having people around you.
Did you know that in Genesis, when God was creating the earth and everything in it, He was saying “and He saw it was good”, but the first time He said something wasn’t good, was about man being alone “And the LORD God said, “ It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.””
Genesis 2:18 NKJV. It wasn’t good that people should be alone!
Proverbs speaks about the benefits of having a friend, “As iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens [and influences] another [through discussion].” Proverbs 27:17 AMP. Also, Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
So, as we’ve seen from a biblical standpoint there’s a huge huge importance on having a friend or a community around. Jesus, who was God himself, didn’t do it alone, but had 12, and even among the 12 he had a close knit group.
I used to be of the view that I can be my own friend. I can do things alone, me myself and I, that’s three! However. There comes times when being alone just doesn’t cut it. Sometimes you get discouraged and need someone to be standing with you, and for you. Sometimes you may go through times of hardship and it’s never good to go through things alone.
Though we may be the most independent people, there’s such beauty in finding like minded people, who encourage you and stand with you, who can pray with you, laugh and cry! Everything.
Human beings, we’re a social species! And although some of us prefer being quiet in our own social spaces, there’s also online communities you can get into, on Facebook there’s groups! And a lot of social media.
When I went abroad to Italy, I honestly don’t know what I would have done if I hadn’t have had such a good community around me. I didn’t even feel homesick all that much, because I knew that I had good base around me. In times of joy, and times of sadness, good times and bad, they were there.
There’s so much knowledge you can gain from others too. And you learn how yourself to be a better friend. But how can you learn if there’s nobody there to sharpen you, or to challenge you or to support you? It’s difficult.
So, I encourage you, reach out to someone. Encourage one person. Call up and invite a girlfriend for a coffee (even if it’s virtual), pray and ask God to guide you into choosing good friends. Friends who push you into becoming your better self. Friends who push you into doing the best! People you can both gain and impart something into their lives too. That you can both learn from each other!
And please! I’m always looking for new people to connect with and get in touch with! So give a shout send a message to my socials: instagram @itsyourgirltk or drop a comment below! Let’s fellowship.
I hope you have a good evening!
~ peace joy & love x