Wednesday, October 14, 2015

31 Days of Infertility Day...03 - Community

I must start today by reminding you, as I will remind you each day about this AMAZING devotional I purchased from Amateur Nester for a STEAL of a DEAL at $4.29.  This is my first devotional and it it awesome to be starting my journey using this book.

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31 Days of Infertility Day 03 - Community

YIKES!  The subject of community is difficult for me.  I don't have a community.  I don't personally know anyone struggling with this other than me.  I don't even really have a church community.  I'm just a number on a wall, a statistic of a mega-church.  I don't feel a home there.  So a community is foreign to me.  

An infertility community, that is a real reach into the uncomfortable.  But I really feel like God is leading me to do this.  I don't know if I am a voice for people like me but I believe sharing this experience and the feelings and events that surround it is part of His plan for me.  So this is an important day on the 31 Days Journey.  Yesterday on the way home I asked God, is this the right thing, putting it out there, exposing my life to the world?  But He gave me the answer before I even finished asking.  I was born to do this.  This is my calling, writing is my calling.  This journey is the beginning of me letting go and just following the path He has.  So as with every devotional day, I read today's message with an open mind.

Lisa started with a verse from Galatians 6:2: “Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.”

Galatians 6:10 adds, "Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers."

So here I have an opportunity to do good, to share my burden to lighten the load, to in turn perhaps lighten the load for some couple going through infertility struggles.  Even I was to to reach one person, they could reach another, and another, and yet another!  It starts with one y'all.

I ended the devotional with Romans Ch. 15.  She recommended reflecting on 15:20 but I like to read all of the verses in context so I started with Verse 1.  And there is says, "We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. 2 Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up."

I am a strong woman...not physically, but emotionally.  But we who are strong should be helping others, the weaker...and not to help ourselves, not to add to some unwritten list of deeds.  Help others because it is what He asked us to do.

So I end today praying for guidance to find a community to not only help me on the journey, but to help others.  May someone find solace in the words I write as I've found solace in this devotional.