One of the loveliest, sweetest bloggers I’ve connected with is Laura from Along for the Ride.
This month she’s been posting ‘Journaling through January’ prompts and I’ve actually done a dang good job of journaling my answers to them each day.
So far the prompt that resonated with me and really created a lot of insight for me was day 3:
“What were some challenges you faced last year?
Write about those challenges, what you learned, and how God used them to strengthen your spirit.”
And when writing about these challenges I had the epiphany that the biggest challenges I faced in 2011 all forced me to put God first, not people. In fact just about every big challenge in my life has taught me that, because I tend to forget it a lot.
I think it comes from my deep love for people and how much I desire the closeness of people. I’m a very compassionate person and I long to be with people and shine light into their lives.
But often times I put my self entirely too much into people and usually end up getting hurt or eventually feeling a disconnect from God. I have been learning and will continuously be learning throughout my life I’m sure to love on people by loving God first. And pouring myself out into Him so I can be filled with God then let that overflow be what I pour into people.