Don’t Forget Community

I’m a big fan of personality tests, they help us understand ourselves and others better and, theoretically, if we understand ourselves and others we can better communicate and work together. Part of my personality is that I will always focus on the to-do list or the task or the process before I focus on the person. I have to consistently remind myself that Jesus didn’t die for my to-do list, he died for and loves people and I should too.

I’m so thankful God plopped me into a great community that loves him and others and challenges me to grow in my love. I’ve come to learn the importance of surrounding yourself with a group of people who are passionately pursuing the Lord and committed to growing in him daily. These are the same people who love me enough to call me out when I’m being foolish and lovingly welcome me back in when I’ve strayed.

Community is important  – I wouldn’t recommend doing life without it.
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I once heard a pastor say that when making a decision we need to follow 4 steps:

  1. Pray.
  2. Process in Community.
  3. Respond Accordingly.
  4. Repeat.

It’s that simple.

We’ve been praying for an entire month, so now I want to take some time to dig into the rest of this list, starting with community.

So let’s start by answering these important questions:

What does community mean to you?
And how do you practically live that out daily?

Let me know in the comments! I would love to know what you think about this important topic.

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