A Five Minute Friday on the word: Together
There's always a temptation for me to just not go.
Relief almost washes over me as I contemplate the excuses that could keep me away. Those introverted thoughts of how awkward I will feel or the pressure I'll put on myself to initiate connections.
But I tend to be a rule follower and I follow through on my commitments. I muster the courage to just go.
And the premonitions of uncomfortable initiations and discussions of weather happen just as I had imagined they would.
Sometimes I hear my sweatpants and slippers calling me away from the round table-clothed table filled with women I don't really know…yet.
But I rarely regret sticking it out because being there holds so much possibility. If I'm patient, a connection is made, a conversation moves beyond the mundane to something meaningful.
I leave with a sense of belonging, if only for the moment.
And I know, there's value in being together.
So whether you volunteer in ministry or join a movement, whether you go to that bible study or participate in a conference, you are part of something bigger than yourself.
For some of us, it takes some intention to join or volunteer or participate in, but I believe it's well worth putting yourself out there.
Because so much more can be accomplished when we do it together.
This is a post in a series called, 31 days of Intentional Living. You can find all the posts in this series here, updated each day in October. Category: Inspirational & Faith
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