Does it sometimes seem like God is hitting you over the head with a theme?
A while back I wrote about how my dear friend admitted her feelings of loneliness to me . . . such a gift to this lonely mom. Her transparency blessed me that day and on many days since.
Then last week, Lysa TerKeurst wrote about women and relationships. Again, it has stayed with me.
Today I stumbled across this post about friendships.
On Monday of this week I had a brief, unexpected visit with an old friend--kind of "God thing." We started talking about life-in-general and ended up, on my end of things anyway, having a great conversation about trusting God with our future, no matter what He has in store for us. It was encouraging. Deep. Quick. But it was the kind of encounter that I wish I had more often with friends. With women.
After reading, writing, talking through all of this I wonder what God is doing. Why He's trying to get my attention in this way. I used to think it was because God was affirming all of my insecurities about other women. I used to think it was because He was somehow agreeing with me by putting those posts in my way. ("See, God? They really are petty and catty!")
But now I'm thinking that He has something more for me to learn. To change. I think He's tapping me on the shoulder and trying to get me to look at how short I fall in the friendship arena rather than at those who might have fallen short, in my own estimation, with me.