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THE HUMAN TOUCH!
The touch from another person has a memory and it understands the smallest feel has power and the potential to turn a life around. Just like the Human Spirit cannot exist without the Breath of God, perhaps man cannot exist without man. When it comes to the I can go it alone people, some of them may have it wrong, look at their track record.
A Friend is a person who gives assistance; a patron; a supporter; just what we don’t want to be. Shackled with Free Responsibility.
It’s unfortunate that there are those who feel that way; still, it’s their choice. In order to gain friends work is involved, we will have to be a team player, and if possible have the ability to be what others need us to be. Especially when a friend comes calling.
That friend may be you. Just So You Know!
When most of us think of friends coupled with being a friend, usually we are thankful for them in times of trouble. Others don’t think of anyone unless there is a certain need. Exactly what am talking about, sometimes it takes the touch of another, it could be for any reason; a cup of sugar. 🙂 Don’t start, I know some of us know how to be a real friend, so If the shoe doesn’t fit don’t wear it.
From time to time we all will need help, and far too often it’s a direct result stemming from some devastating circumstances; events that call for someone close to help us cope, solve, resolve, or simply just be there. That’s what friends are for. They provide The Human Touch!
We may need an honest opinion or just the luxury of having friends with Sound Judgement and Christ-like tendencies; a car is a plus… (Keepers) If you’re blessed and know how to make friends you may end up with a few.
Awhile back I was trying to decide on who I felt comfortable enough with to ask for a personal favor. Again! It was also a great opportunity for Pride to try to overtake me in this am too busy to consider others World. “The New Norm.”
There are some things we are not too keen about when it comes to sharing with others; no matter how close they may be. Fore-instance: needing a ride to the Doctor’s office for an out-patience procedure that will require them to wait, coupled some explaining.
We need that special bond with someone outside of our immediate families to help us with private issues only a few are privily to. Usually, this is a friend we can share with… Beware; some of our friends need a Psychiatric, so don’t get it twisted! Prayerfully we won’t discover who they are in the middle of a crisis, and don’t let that friend be you.
When needing help can’t be avoided and we have to humble ourselves by asking for a favor, because of Pride we will do anything to create some magic to make asking as painless as possible, so with that in mind, I carefully went over my who am I more comfortable with on my who to ask list.
Would it be my favorite (the I wouldn’t owe them anything person), what about my go-to person (who needs a break)? Forget about my I wouldn’t ask if it kills me, person… I chose Jesus Christ, Our Lord, and Savior, who we should always go to first anyway.
With Pride trying to wear me like a coat, I didn’t want to feel rejected or put a friend on the spot if they couldn’t help so I prayed for guidance.
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:7
Prayer works! The next day the phone rang, it was an old friend who said they had been thinking about me, and if there was anything I needed they would be there for me. They said It was put on their heart.
I should have called that friend the first time they crossed my mind. (How To Know When God Is Talking To You) But I let the Devil talk me out of it for some reason or another. The truth is, I was finding excuse after excuse to not call them, and none of my reasons were valid.
After I told my friend about trying to soften the blow of having to ask, they had that what’s your problem tone in their voice. After all, we have been supporting each other for years. How could I not know it was a tactic of the Devil’s, and a perfect example of how pride can slip in without us ever noticing.
Me and that friend share something in common called Common Sense! 🙂 We know, we all need help sometimes, we talked about this before as we started to age; clearly setting the foundation for our friendship to continue far into the future. The key is to be like-minded with Christ and worthy of receiving help and willing to give it. Communication.
There is nothing like being on the same page and calling a friend that is also a Person in Christ that knows, It’s best to share not only your time but your life with someone. (Husband, wife, friends, Pastor etc.)
Keeping our sanity is what’s important. We will need a support system outside of social media. Is Technology causing us to lose the Human Touch? I pray not.
The Bible tells us: Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desires; he breaks out against all sound judgement. Proverbs 18:1
We are built to adapt and to need each other. Talking to, and doing everything by ourselves can become challenging in more ways than one. The lack of outside advice and The Crazies listening to themselves are examples. I didn’t say get married or shack up, I said get some friends or at least one with a sound mind coupled with compassion.
FYI: Next to sound judgement diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world. Jean de la Breyere
It’s Something To Think About!
Thank you, Lord for being my Best Friend, and thank you for my Earthy Friends. To God Be The Glory!
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