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It is up to all of us to make the world a better place, to work to make it more like God’s kingdom. As we work to make this place more like God’s kingdom, then we change the world. It seems so overwhelming when we think about changing the whole world, but maybe we can help to change the world for at least one person.
Sean Platt said on copyblogger.com that , “in two and a half years of sending all kinds of emails to all kinds of lists, the simple phrase “You Are Not Alone” is the most-opened subject line I’ve ever seen — by far.” Apparently most people want to know that there are others who face the same trials, struggles, and tribulations that they struggle. They want to know that there is someone out there who understand how hard it is to teach children manners, learn how to ride a bull, or deliver a weekly sermon. We want to know that someone is with us in the struggle that we face.
By sharing with others in their struggles, you allow them the comfort of knowing that they are not alone. By taking the time for a phone call, email, or FB message, you can send the message that you are walking with others. You can offer encouragement to a colleague or someone who is having a similar life experience. You can let someone know that you have been where they are now. These genuine messages of sharing the journey let others know that they are not alone. That makes all the difference.
In case you were wondering, you are not alone either. God goes with you in everyday to encourage and strengthen you. I’m here for you as well. I’m praying for you as you seek to live more fully as the person God created you to be. You are not alone.