Involvement. That word makes me cringe every time I hear it, see it or write it. Mainly because that word means I must do something. And let’s face it. I have very little to give anyone other than family. They are my top priority. But I’ve been thinking more about community this week.
If you haven’t read my first post about it, check that out here.
This week I’ve struggled to stay in the presence of God. I had 3 full days of laying in bed. Between Grey’s Anatomy and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, I think I’m burnt out on tv. On those days I chose not to do my bible study, and not to write in my prayer journal. I did manage to read my Jesus Calling, but being in relationship with Jesus was not in the cards those days.
I didn’t tell Him how hard my day was. I didn’t ask Him to give me strength. I didn’t talk to Him at all. Not one single word.
I should have, but I wouldn’t open my heart to Him.
On days like that even talking to the One and Only seems like more energy than I can muster. So as I think about involvement and what it means in relationship to community I fight to keep my heart open. Because I barely have enough spoons for the people who are in my life daily, let alone the ones that take more effort. And by effort I mean, I must leave my house to see them 🙂
Today, I picked up my Jesus Calling, and picked my bible study back up. I did one week’s lesson in one day. I tend to do that when I am thirstier than I realize. Anyway-what God showed me today was that if I am to be part of a community I must be involved. That seems like common sense to some, but for me, it was a revelation.
Because being involved means keeping my heart open on a continual basis. It means being vested in something or someone. And if I’m not vested, it’s easy to walk away. So this week as you go about your life deciding who and what to give your spoons toward, think about what you want to be a part of and be vested in it.
Don’t under commit and don’t over commit, just commit to be involved. Ask God what and where He wants your involvement and do it.
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