I’m not really a people person in the broader sense of the phrase. Strangers catch me off guard and leave me somewhere between awkward shock and utter irritation. However, I’m slightly obsessed with my roots and my home people.
Yet, I think most friendships are expendable (I blame moving a lot and an abnormal soul connection with my sister.)
I also know God disagrees. People are not expendable, friendships, relationships, are not optional. People matter above everything else. And strangers, new friends, old friends, this is how we let Jesus out of us and into the world.
My awkwardness and irritations rise because I am focusing on my agenda, my day, my plans, my feelings, not His will.
He made us for communion and community, the Bible is clear on this. And blogging safely from my neon chair with my coffee is not enough.
I must live out what I believe,
“even if I stumble, even if I fall. Even if I lose my step and make fools of us all.” (DC Talk)
I must learn to be a people person, to be there repeatedly for people even when I want silence. I must sacrifice some of my time to give into God’s time.
He uses people, and ordinary moments. How many ordinary opportunities have I missed to spread love this week.
It’s Thursday and I have 4 missed calls.