Reaching Out

connect-316638_640Connected In order to be connected to anything, you have to reach out to someone at some point. We were not created to be disconnected humans, with no emotions or thoughts. We were created to love one another and be a light in this dark world.

Making connections, whether personally or professionally, takes courage-at times, determination and persistence. If you are a person that never meets a stranger; you are able to strike up a conversation in a line at the local store and can talk with ease with anyone, than it is most likely, easy for you to make connections.  However, if you are introverted or very shy, or you might suffer from social anxiety as my youngest daughter does, than doing simple every day tasks, such as going to your job or school, may be a little daunting.

Trying to make the right connections, is like trying to put a puzzle together, but you aren’t privy enough to have all the pieces.  That’s where connections comes in.  Depending on what you are searching for, connections and getting connected are easier today than they have ever been.  With all the social media and social networking sites, blogs, online articles and search engines, it seems much easier than days gone by of the U.S. Postal Service, now commonly referred to as “snail mail”.  Although, there are times when I delight to find a card or note in the mail from a dear friend, that still values taking the time to pen a letter; that’s truly being connected.

My favorite community of all, where I thrive and truly feel like my pieces fit, is with my church family.  I can be who I am – don’t have to put on airs or pretend to be someone I am not and they accept me with all my faults and flaws. All of us, and I don’t care who you are, need others. Being connected through family, we learn past history. Being part of a bigger group of people, we learn teamwork.

If you have a technical problem, mostly likely you will have to reach out to a support team. They will guide you through the troubleshooting process or repair process and help you fix your problem. If you have a spiritual problem, you only need to reach out to Jesus.  If you are having problems connecting or getting connected, reach out to friends, a school counselor, a doctor, a pastor, but always talk with Jesus first.

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He wants so much for his children to get “connected” to him. He wants you to know that you are loved. He wants you to know that no matter where you are in this journey called life, He is always available. He can turn any mess into a message of hope.

It is my prayer, that all your pieces fit together.  Many blessings!

 

 

 

 

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