|I find joy in genuine connection with another. (rgbstock.com)|
Connecting can be a challenge for me.
I am far more content to hang out solo and I’m not sure why that is. Perhaps it’s that introvert in me that dominates that extrovert?
But, after attending two meaningful yet vastly different conferences for women this year, I have begun to realize the power of and the need for connecting with others in the body of Christ and outside the faith.
Ruach Journey showed me on an intimate level the need for connected blessing. As a matter of fact, today I’m driving to Eufaula to catch up with my roommate that was chosen for me (yes, I was nervous to room with a stranger even if she is a Christian). God blessed us both by connecting us that weekend and we remain in touch.
Then at She Speaks, I connected in the midst of hundreds with a couple handfuls of women there with similar callings, gifts, and ministries. Since then, I continue to make connections with them via Facebook and Twitter. I have been blessed by connecting with them on their blogs and in emails. A couple of phone calls have resulted and I’m even writing a short piece in an upcoming publication.
I have learned that there are purposes in connecting with others:
Even God had the need to connect and so He created man for relationship.
What about you? What do you think about when you hear/read that word, “Connect?”
I’m connecting with others today at: