Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Give what you need!

Sometimes I can’t help but feel like I’m not part of the group.  I will admit that sometimes (often) I’m self-absorbed and super busy, but sometimes I do feel like I missed the ‘meeting’.

Today I had one of those moments.  I really felt uncomfortable and really tried to get past it.  I know that often, it probably is me…  And I realize that everyone can’t be best friends and it certainly doesn’t mean that people don’t love/like you.  In times like these, I think about how I can be a better friend. My friend Netta posted the other day ‘give what you need’ you can read about it here
It’s true so in times like this, I try to have a Jesus perspective of giving not a Margie perspective of ‘hey! What about me?!’ because my perspective never ends well (for anyone!)

Part of this could be that I’ve been up past my bedtime too many times this week and not eating well-balanced meals… oh boy…  so I’m going to go snuggle with my bible.  Bible in a year, Ezekial 7, 1 Timothy (I’ll have to check my phone) and James 3 tonight.

James 3:18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness (one of my favorites but hard for me!)


Matthew said...

While we are all one family under Christ, some personalities just click more than others ... let those relationships form organically as He will guide those to you that you need and when you need them ... funny how sometimes when we feel something isn't clicking, it's not felt the same by the other individual ... I love to see how He builds relationships around those situations, it's almost like He knows what He's doing or something ;)

I also love your point about giving what you need though ... I've often struggled with wishing I had deeper friendships only to find out that I wasn't doing much to cultivate them myself ... this was a great reminder on what it means to walk with Christ ...

Blessings to you ...

Jada's Gigi said...

Giving what you need is a wise word...often difficult to accomplish...but still wise...also you have to remember...the payoff doesn't always come right away. :)

Diane said...

Margie, I can so identify with this post. I have never been the one to make friends easily; have always been more prone to pull aside to myself. I am a very loving person, but find it difficult to share that at times for fear of rejection. Growing in the Lord has taught me that people are basically the same....we all need love and acceptance. Still, I confess to having difficulty in this area. Like you, I have to make a continual effort to 'think like Christ' and not drift off into a 'woe is me' kind of attitude. Thank you so much for sharing. I so look forward to seeing you face to face in October!

Many hugs.........