Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.
I have a challenge for us.
Not as complicated or difficult as my usual challenges.
In fact, it is quite simple.
I want you to watch television for at least thirty minutes.
Oh wow, T.J., don’t make it easy or anything.
I don’t care what network or program you end up watching. The result will be the same.
I want you to count how many times you see a commercial for some organization that’s offering companionship.
If you were to say none, I’m sorry, but I would have to call you a liar.
They are everywhere. They cater to all kinds of people.
People giving you a live play-by-play of their lives.
People reaching out to others that they have never met.
Singles over fifty have their own.
So does every other demographic, denomination, and disposition.
Believe me people when I say that I am not judging these websites’ members. I belong to one myself.
We all have a longing to be loved. That is no mystery. Whether it is by family, friends, or a significant other, we can all agree that the more good people we have in our lives, the happier we become.
We all have this endless line of individuals that come in and out of our lives on a daily basis. My past reaction has been to pull away from many of these people. Personal things have gotten in the way.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12: Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work. If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help them up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
I will not stand by while people are brought into my life and do nothing. Not anymore.
God has been putting these individuals in our lives for as long as we can remember.
If you’re smart, you’ve let it happen. You’ve opened up.
If you are like me, on the other hand, we have to start doing so.
These people are placed in front of us for a reason. It can not be by chance.
Whether it is a new friend, a new neighbor, or a new romantic relationship, do not take it for granted.
I have decided that when I do find people willing to put up with me for more than five seconds, then it must be God’s will.
Don’t let that go.
They’re there for a reason.
And that reason could be more important than you know.
Vaya con Dios