Don’t Keep It In
I’ll be honest: I like to keep things to myself. That Isolationist Mentality of mine creeps in every once in a while…
Mistakenly I often say to myself, “I can do it by myself. I don’t need other people’s help. No one wants to hear my junk!”
As I was reading through a passage this morning, more than ever I was struck by the importance of wise counsel:
The way of fools seems right to them,but the wise listen to advice. (Prov 12:15)
God reminded me that I don’t need to do everything by myself.
He reminded me that I should surround myself with people who want to ‘hold me up’.
There are people who have junk… just like me!
As I begin to think about 2012 and what I want that year to look like, the idea of fencing myself in / purposely sharing my life with a select group of men has come to mind.
God has, time and time again, reminded me to not keep everything in. Share. It’s okay. Just act. Trust.
Not sure exactly what that will look like (discipleship? sharing life? more relational?), but I want to pray about what it will look like. I know it will take intentionality on my end, being specific and directional, and be founded on transparency and vulnerability.