It started in the garden.
This need to know. How things will work out. Why this happened. What to do next. And how others should live.
It stunts our ability to grow.
I’m not talking about knowing God intimately at a heart level, but trying to know about God which leads to trying to play God with what we know.
Oh, the weight I’ve worn from trying to figure it all out when really God just wanted me to be present.
With Him. With others. With the state of my own soul.
We don’t have to understand what another person is experiencing to walk alongside the experience with them. Presence is powerful.We don't have to understand what another person is experiencing to walk alongside the experience with them. Presence is powerful.
When others are struggling, this tendency to know it all and fix it right rears its ugly head.
We have a beautiful opportunity to help and be helpful, but we can try to help in ways that don’t help at all. Like rushing in to fix things on behalf of another person.
And when we do, we don’t experience the pleasure of just knowing a little more about that person.
Today’s post shares a story about a time I went walking and met a women in need who spoke another language. You can read more over on (in)Courage.
BTW, even though this site is for women, written by women, I hope you men will read it too. Think about the opportunities you have to walk alongside another person.
Maybe a friend, a co-worker, your wife, your mom, your daughter…
Men and women struggle to understand one another. Goodness!! Daddy D and I sure do.
Honestly, we all struggle to understand one another and sometimes we don’t need to. We need to be present and quiet.
Choose to remember this today.
There is great value in just walking alongside, quietly carrying a load, and being there for another person.
If you do, I’d love to hear about it.
When anxiety rises because you can’t make it all better, pause there.
Don’t rush to fix where God wants to reveal.
Until next week friends, come and say “Hi” over on (in)Courage.