We all need friends.
Friends who know the real “you”- the good, bad, and the ugly.
I couldn’t put my finger on it, but I just had to get out of the house. Away from the dishes, piles of laundry, the never ending to-do list…and the raging thoughts that run rampant through my head… I had so many things I needed to get done, I couldn’t remember half of them, and I couldn’t get myself motivate to do anything.
I grabbed my car keys and bid farewell to my dog, and all the while I didn’t have a clue where I was going to go.
I prayed- in that sort of groaning, exasperated sighing kind of way. As I drove down the street, He brought a friend to mind- one I hadn’t talked to in months.
I grabbed my cell phone and was preparing to leave her a long, rambling message like we often do for one another. And then a miracle happened- I heard her voice. “Ahh… it’s Julia” she exclaimed in her most dramatic Spanish accent.
My mood was already better, and I hadn’t even said a single word.
And we talked. About life, marriage, the pursuit of happiness, mamma guilt, saggy old-lady skin, how we’re getting older by the day and sometimes don’t know how to deal with it… and how even though it might seem like we have it “all together”- we still feel like little kids who are holding onto dreams. It was comforting to know that my friend knew just what I was feeling.
She said something to me on the phone that day that resonated with me-
we need to be invisible.
our SELF wants to be acknowledged in worldly ways.
but we must become invisible so He can shine through us.
He must become greater, I must become less- John 3:30
There is something special about picking up the phone and having the person on the other end know exactly what you are thinking and feeling before you even utter a word.
My friend said just what I needed to hear- once again showing me the beautiful way He works through others to speak truth into our lives.
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17