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When You're Tired of Living One Deep

 

Walking alone all the time sucks. I don’t care what you have heard, from  “One deep” to  “I cut people off easily”. People have a fascination with feeling powerful, but this power is tied to the idea that they can stand alone strong by themselves. This is not how life should be lived.  

WE ALL NEED COMMUNITY.

 I’m writing this after leaving a group session called “Praise Break” held by AVP(Angelic Voices of Praise), a phenomenal group of individuals at my new school. For the past few weeks, the hardest part about moving to a new place is longing for that community I once had at my quick disposal in Houston. Yes, I have kept in touch with my family, my day 1’s, my squadrant, but the desire to have genuine connections with people here, especially with Christians definitely exists. 

That desire isn’t something to be afraid of or deny; If anything it should be embraced. A baby does not sit quietly when she wants to be held; She lets it be known and welcomes the company of others. In a few short days I have seen the fruits of letting myself be seen, allowing introductions to lead to more than surface conversations. 

It warms me heart to see a community of young believers desiring God in a way that pushes me to actively continue in my journey. It is not forced, it is not fake. 

WHAT I SEE IS A PERSONIFICATION OF THE WORDS "LOVE GOD, LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR.” IT IS BEAUTIFUL SIGHT.

Before you’re so quick to say “I’m ok”, ask yourself is that a way of coping with your desire for community. "One deep" can leave you in a deep hole of loneliness. It is alright, seek community, let it happen. It is as natural as seasons changing, embrace it. 

 

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