Today's post will be short. I was reminded this morning of the importance of building REAL community. A place where we share our hearts, not just a smile and politely answer that we're all doing "fine" when we really aren't. A place where you can say how hard things have been, how disappointed you are with how things may have turned out, or a place where you can openly share how wonderful your life really is without feeling like you can't freely and honestly attribute it to the One you know sends ALL blessings. Why do we allow the Devil to make us feel alone at times and try to steal the blessing we have been given as a community of believers?
Be intentional about building relationships with those around you. I can promise you that many of the things you feel deep down they have felt as well. Bear one another's burdens, lift each other up in prayer and be diligent about cultivating relationships that are able to sustain you when life gets tough. It is worth it.