This morning was my usual routine but with some anticipated company. Ordinarily I have found solitude with walking and running solo but on today, I embraced being out in my community meeting others with the same interests as me. To my surprise we have a lot of things in common.
It was so great to step out and take the initiative to do something that I wanted. In the start of getting back in habit with my exercise routine, I only took interest of doing it by myself. I believe Covid had a small part to do with that but seemingly a big part of that was just, me. To my recollection, I enamored myself and time with myself that I ignored the call of my belief, community. Community doesn’t just happen. Communities exist because of the people that make them up. I’m not just talking about living in a community but being active in your community and present for others around you. Being part or even creating a community doesn’t even just happen. It happens because people decide to be more for something other than themselves. To my own resolve, I had to remember that. I had to remember my purpose, my desire, and the meaning of it all. I’m glad I did.
It’s gratifying to do things on your own and although I look forward to new found relationships, I will still embrace balance and not feel too guilty for wanting to be a lone wolf from time to time. Personal time is good too but I know good company makes me better.
I know there is a world out there that wants you to keep to yourself and find contentment in isolation and although I am probably one of the most zealous people that one would meet that earnestly values my personal space and alone time, I so immensely enjoyed the presence of my morning walk and run with a few people in my community that I’ve never ever met in my life.
“Community is life-giving—and essential to following Christ. Scripture says that’s because we’re better together than we are alone.(Romans 12:4–5).
It can be hard for some of us to commit to community, especially if we’re guarded or prefer solitude. But community is God’s desire for us—and a sign of a mature faith. Because at the end of the day, when we grow in our relationships with others, we’re growing in relationship with Him!” -Ramsey Solutions
Live life by trying new things. Don’t be afraid to step out and do something you’ve always wanted to, especially with others. It’s an entire world out here waiting for you. Don’t be afraid to live in it. Don’t be afraid to live.