Are you connected?
What do I mean? Connected to what you might wonder. And I don’t mean is your phone charged. I mean connected to people. And I don’t just mean how many Facebook friends or Instagram followers do you have. I mean truly connected.
Would you agree that in todays world this is something the majority of people struggle with? I may be wrong but my hunch is I am not.
We live in such a fast paced and instant society today that the skill of truly connecting with others has become sort of dim.
I will be the first to say, I love to text and email, and use messenger and any other quick easy way of communication that is available these days. It is a wonderful addition to our talent of multi-tasking or so we think.
But have you ever stopped to ask yourself what you might be missing when these are our primary if not sole forms of connecting with each other?
I do believe it is worth giving some thought and prayer. Ask God who He wants you to connect with and how. I can promise you and this is from my own personal experience, that He has specific people He wants you to connect with. And it may only be something as simple as a card, or a phone call, or maybe if time allows grabbing a quick cup of coffee. Maybe there is that family you have been meaning to take a meal to but haven’t because you think if it isn’t all 3 courses and homemade then it is not acceptable.
Taking a meal is a wonderful thing to do, but it can be a simple as picking up soup and salad from the deli. The connection is not the food but the love you are sharing. Don’t put this off until you think you have the perfect scenario or the perfect time, because there is no such thing. Just do it!
And the blessings are tremendous for both the giver and the receiver. And God even tells us this in His Word.
PROVERBS 27:9 Sweet friendships refresh the soul and awaken our hearts with joy, for good friends are like the anointing oil that yields the fragrant incense of God’s presence.
You are blessed to be a blessing!