Good afternoon all! So my bride had to run across the state for a night and I will be all alone to my thoughts. Question then for the evening; how many of you have a sense that things are not as they seem? Like a constant tugging at your very core? Let me know in the comments!
Good morning friends! Sunday has arrived and no matter what you are doing this morning I am glad that you have taken a few minutes to stop and read my blog. Before I get into the “meat” of my post I just wanted to say thank you! Yesterday I received the highest amount of views and likes I have gotten since I started this journey back in July. The numbers are not what matters, but it shows that more people are taking in my message of hope and truth which is why I am doing this in the first place; so thank you again and please continue to share this blog with any of those you think might need to hear it. Now, onward! 🙂
Inner Circle; what does that mean to you? For mean it means a core of people in your life that you know will never let you down; as much as possible. These people may make up your family, friends, co-workers, etc, you get the point. These would be people that you can trust, and that genuinely care about you as well. Why am I talking about this today? Because I think it is important to understand who and how many people we are entrusting to be in our inner circle. I think it is important because if we depend on too many people, we are setting ourselves up for disappointment and loss. The simple fact is that not everyone should be in your inner circle. As always, lets look at the Example of Examples; Jesus!
Easy Bible question here; how many disciples did Jesus have? (insert Jeopardy music here)…. If you said twelve you would be correct! So what we have is the Son of the Living God chose only twelve people to be in His most inner circle. Of those twelve, one turned Him in to the Romans, one continuously doubted Him, and one even denied Him. So even Jesus had to deal with people closest to Him that did not always have His best interest at heart. Point? In this age of technology, we have access to the lives of so many people and vice versa, we have gotten to the point that if someone is not “friends” with us on Facebook, we get genuinely hurt. Friends, we have to stop and keep only those that have those attributes above closest to us. We spend so much energy and time on folks that really could care less and not enough time on the people that really do. I’m not saying we shut people out of our lives but for the ones outside of our inner circle, we need to stop giving them the power to hurt and influence our lives. There are those around us that will love and care for us no matter what; give that energy to them.
Friends, the honest Truth is that at one point or another everyone will let us down, that is just the nature of the sinful world we live in; but the Bible says we need to be around our brethren which does not mean just within the four walls of a church building; it means in our daily walk we should keep those closest to us that TRULY care and TRULY love us for who and what we are and what we will be. The Enemy always likes to keep us distracted; do what Jesus did and make it simple, who are your twelve? Have a great Sunday my friends and as always feel free to give me a shout out at firstname.lastname@example.org. Peace!
Love, Truth, Respect,