Having fellowship with a confidant or friend helps to wash away the hurt feelings and creates a vacuum. Then that new space that can be filled with the cool breath of greater understanding.
Once those dark feelings and emotions have been shared with a dear friend, the heaviness begins to dissipate. There is more room for light to pour in because it takes the sunlight of truth to nurture our growth.
Being energized, there is a lightness that frees us to graciously advance forward. We feel strengthened and more able to cope with our missions in life.
We step livelier as we hoist up our crosses and stand firmly to face our battles. And yes, these are our personal battles that no one can fight for us.
Friends and well-wishers can, however, assist us by listening and acting as sounding boards as we wheedle through the stuff, as Alice Walker calls it.
Once we have refilled our cups, we can take a warrior’s poise and get ready to slay the Goliaths that try to block our paths.
The cobwebs of our minds have been swept down and now the daylight of clarity shines in every corner. We continue on and fill up our gratitude pages as we thankfully progress on our journeys.
We see ourselves as overcomers because those grand fellowships serve as mirrors. Our reflections are silently singing that, “Every little thing is going to be alright.”
”Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.” Philippians 2:2
Lynn M. August 11, 2018