Last night was the launch of The Porch, a married young adults ministry at our church. We gathered together to kick back, share details about ourselves, and to let our kids be kids. We all share a common interest: to develop an authentic connection with one another.
Our group is something special. We want to see each other succeed, to counter obstacles with hope, and to stand and watch victory wash over our circumstances. That’s rare.
The world says to strive to be better than the man beside you, to only look after yourself and to not care about who you hurt along the way. We say no to all of that because we understand we’re called to more.
The commentary on Proverbs 27:17 says, “Mental sharpness comes from being around good people. And a meeting of minds can help people see their ideas with new clarity, refine them, and shape them into brilliant insights. This requires discussion partners who can challenge one another and stimulate thought–people who focus on the idea without involving their egos in the discussion; people who know how to attack the thought and not the thinker.”
The first night was a huge success, the people who were there and the memories we shared will be in my heart forever.
I leave you with this, what’s holding you back from connecting with people? Have you been hurt and are scared to trust again? Do you struggle with being vulnerable? There’s hope in knowing that the pain can be healed, reflect on your heart and take it to the Father.