I’m having a party! A well deserved, much needed party, and you’re not invited! I’ve decided that, for once (or the gazillionth) in my life, I’m going to be selfish. This party is just for ME! Don’t bother checking the mail for an invitation, and don’t be expecting a phone call. There’s no need calling a party planner! No siree! I got this! And when you drive by my home and see the lovely decorations, because everything must be perfect for this party, don’t bother stopping; I won’t answer the door! This party is just for ME! And don’t bother asking if my party was fun, I’ll never tell! If I’d wanted you, or anyone else for that matter, to know I would’ve invited you! I should feel much better after this party! Who doesn’t feel better after a good party right?
I’m not sure, but, if memory serves me correctly, it takes more than one person to have a party. The only party for one I’ve ever attended was a pity party! And you can put up all the decorations you want, but if you’re looking for fun, it ain’t gonna be found at this party!
Has anyone else ever felt this way? I know I certainly have! Sometimes we just want to wallow (or as we say here in the South..waller) around in our misery. I’m not sure what makes us think that as long as we look good on the outside everything will be just fine. Or that, if anyone knows we’re sad, they might think less of us, or see us as weak. Or that, somehow, being alone will make us feel allbetter. What makes us feel that way? It happens to all of us! Men and women, weak and strong! Why do we feel as if we can’t admit we’re struggling? Is it pride? Is it fear? Fear of failure. Fear of being let down. Is it lack of trust? Trust in people in general, or trust in God.
We all have stuff in our lives that make us sad. People let us down, they hurt us, we experience losses in different forms. Sometimes, we even let ourselves down, but the thing is, when we go through trials in our lives, we NEED others! Yes, God never leaves our side, and we’re never truly alone, but there are just some situations that require the ear of a good friend! There are some situations when you just need a shoulder to cry on. There are moments in our lives when we just need to know that someone cares. God did not design us to go through hard times alone. This is what the bible says in Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, “It’s better to have a partner than go it alone. Share the work, share the wealth. And if one falls down, the other helps, but if there’s no one to help, tough! Two in a bed warm each other. Alone, you shiver all night. By yourself you’re unprotected. With a friend you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped.”
Don’t try to do life alone! When things get bad, call on a friend or two (or 15)! Call on prayer warriors who will help you get over the hump. And let’s see things for what they really are; spiritual warfare! There’s a battle going on people, and it’s not one you can win alone! Let go of whatever it is that’s keeping you isolated, and rally up the troops! Surround yourself with people who have your back! Let satan, your flesh, and this world know that we’re strong, and our God is even stronger! We will not be defeated! WHOOT! 🙂