When you need to introvert...

from october 5, 2018:

Ya know the whole “put on your own oxygen mask first before helping others put on theirs” analogy and how we’re supposed to take care of ourselves so that we can better take care of those around us? Yeah, it’s a real thing. I’m a helper and helpers gonna help, y’all. But we tend to help errrrrybody else until we break and end up teary-eyed on a couch feeling the weight of the world on our shoulders until our hubbies call it and send us off to get some much needed alone time walking around by ourselves (#introverting), grabbing a good book and filling up our soul again. Or is that just me?! 😬 So tonight there I was, all by myself on a bench with a new book called Everybody, Always by Bob Goff. I opened up the book and read this:
“We make loving people a lot more complicated than Jesus did. Every time I try to protect myself by telling somebody about one of my options, God whispers to me and asks about my heart. Why are you so afraid? Who are you trying to impress? Am I really so insecure that I surround myself only with people who agree with me? When people are flat wrong, why do I appoint myself sheriff to straighten them out? Burning down others’ opinions doesn’t make us right. It makes us arsonists. God’s endgame has always been the same. He wants our hearts to be His. He wants us to love the people near us and love the people we’ve kept far away. To do this, He wants us to live without fear. We don’t need to use our opinions to mask our insecurities anymore. ...We need to love everybody, always.” Loving people like Christ loves people... what if we all really did that. Not yelling opinions to be right (even if you are) but truly loving people as Jesus does and trusting that He will do the rest in their hearts.


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