Monday, November 21, 2011

Everyone Needs Someone

Everyone needs a champion in their corner.  Someone who cheers them on and is a great source of support and encouragement.  Unfortunately, for a lot of people in this world, they feel they don’t have that person.  Oftentimes they feel very alone.

We can all offer something to someone.  A little bit of cheer. A smile. A hug. A touch.

Why don’t we do it more often? Why don’t we interact a little bit more with that stranger at the store who looks like they could really use a friend? Or that person at church who always slips in and out quietly – unnoticed by most?

Everyone needs someone.

If you are that “everyone” who really longs for “someone” – don’t despair. Don’t give up. Ask God to bring you that gift in your life.  You know, often, we get frustrated because we continue to look to the wrong people to fill us up. We try to force something that was not meant to be.  Instead, we need to look in new places for those fresh voices of cheer who can strengthen, reinforce, and uplift us. Maybe it’s a new church. A new social group.  A different family member (or someone outside of our family altogether.) Sometimes we simply need to be pushed to go outside of our normal thinking a little bit. We need to reach out a little bit, in order to be touched.

There are so many people in this world. So many hurting and lonely people. But so many people with huge, giving and loving hearts as well.

Seek out love. Seek out friendship. Seek out kindness. It’s out there. Sometimes we just have to go walking outside the comfort door of our heart a little bit to find it.

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