Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I meant to…

Scenario…You are at Target (yes, AGAIN).  In the shoe department you see a friend you have not seen in a really long time.  The conversation goes a little like this:

You: Hi!! It has been so long, how are you?
Friend:  Good, how are you?
You: We have been so busy, you know, baseball, soccer, swimming.  We really need to get together and catch  up!
Friend: Yes we do, text me when you can grab coffee!
You: Yes! I will.  Maybe next week?!
Friend: sounds good, see ya soon!
You: Bye!

Three months pass and you still haven't texted your friend.  I am totally guilty… Multiple offenses!!
Why?  Why do we let other stuff get in the way of our friendships?  Oh, wait, I know… We are moms juggling  a million things. One more thing, will throw the balls out of balance and we are left picking the mess up off the floor.  

Stop… Stop juggling!

I am totally included in this.  I have told a million people that I will call them so we could catch up.  Come on Sistas let's finally agree that we have a lot going on, and that we are all really busy………. but….wait for it….. sisterhood, fellowship, friendship, relations are REALLY IMPORTANT TOO!

We, as women, need to be in fellowship with one another.  We need to support one another.  We need to lean on each other.

Hebrews 10:24-25 states:
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

See, even back in Jesus' time the ladies were too busy shopping at Target and not taking time to hang out with one another.  

One of the greatest inventions of all time is when Target added Starbucks!  Hello!  It was meant for women to come, gather, break bread, and sip on a latte and buy scarves!

So, this week ladies, I challenge you to call that friend.  Call her, even though your bathrooms are dirty.  Call her, even though you haven't showered in 2 days.  Call her, even though your to do list is getting longer by the minute.  Because chances are she is in the same boat as you.  She needs you as much as you need her.  

Your to do list will always be long, your bathrooms will continue to get dirty, but your friendships will last a lifetime.  They will nourish you and help you get through the mess.  

Call your friends, spend time together, be real with each other.  Learn how to grow as Godly friends leaning on each other and the Word!