I hope you had a great weekend. I know I did.
Actually, the whole week was pretty good for me. I got a lot accomplished, including some much-needed exercise. I also had the chance to catch up on some reading, met with several folks, and lastly I got some good prayer time in. The weekend ended on Sunday night with probably the best session my men’s group has had since we started almost two years ago.
As I sit here typing, I’m reminded that the two common threads that we woven through last week are that all of us, in one way or another, are seeking answers to life’s questions, and we need to be surrounded by supportive friends who will love and challenge us to be better than we are.
Whether it be at home, work, or time with friends, I think we need to start being a bit more challenging with one another. I also think we need to be a whole lot more forgiving too. Just about everyone is looking for a role model, someone who is pretty successful at doing things right. As you probably know, those kinds of people seem to be harder and harder to find.
If that’s the case for you, there’s no need to despair. While you’re looking, you can talk things over with a good friend. Maybe someone at your church might have a few suggestions, including a book or two. Most importantly, put it to prayer. Jesus said that “I came that you might have life, and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). He wants us to be happy, successful and holy.
That’s not always easy, is it? Having a strong support network can help us be all that God wants us to be, so that the good days and weeks far outnumber the bad. And when the bad days come, we’ll get out them faster and stronger because of those who support us, God being first and foremost.
I hope this is a great week for you, and that you find and feel the love and support you need.