A young person recently asked if I would meet with her and basically help give her direction in some areas she is wanting to grow in. I liked her boldness – she seemed hungry for input. To be honest with you, I wasn't sure if I should agree to meeting regularly, as I am in the middle of some pretty big transitions and I feel guarded about my energy and time. But after sitting with the notion for almost a week (and inviting God into the question), I agreed to spend regular time with this young woman.
I love that she comes with questions. She remembers our meetings and is punctual. Within a few times of connecting, she has volitionally chosen to trust me and share her story; or at least the dificult parts. In short, she owns the process.
We were talking about how hard it is to grow when you don't know where to start.
And, what a difference it makes to have someone walk alongside you.
Don't ever think your presence doesn't matter to the equation. It's easy to feel like somehow we are immaterial. Yet, as I think of those who have walked with me along my path … those who have helped shape the me that I am today – they very-most-definitely mattered.
They still DO matter.
Many of you reading this are those people. Thank you for your contribution to my life.
And please, continue to give of yourselves … because what you bring is irreplaceable. It's YOU.